B.A. in Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the composition and reactions of substances. The study of chemistry can apply to a wide variety of fields, including forensic science, environmental studies, the development and testing of medicines, chemical engineering, agriculture and food processing, and research into new energy sources.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements


General Studies


Pre-Major Courses


Major and Related Courses


Free Elective Courses




Requirements for a Major in Chemistry with a B.A. Degree

This option prepares the student for graduate study in chemistry and for most entry-level positions as chemists in industry and government. 

For continuation in the major, the student must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.0 or better in chemistry courses numbered 300 and above.

Required pre-major courses 8 hours

CHE 107 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE 108 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE 109 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 110 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Required chemistry courses 32 hours

CHE 201 Internship in Chemistry (3)
CHE 202 Internship in Chemistry II (3)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 213 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
CHE 307 Analytical Chemistry I (3)
CHE 308 Analytical Chemistry II (3)
CHE 309 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
CHE 310 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II (2)
CHE 331 Physical Chemistry Lecture I (3)
CHE 332 Physical Chemistry Lecture II (3)
CHE 333 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 334 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1) 

Elective chemistry courses 4 hours

Choose four hours:
CHE 250 Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
CHE 315 Organic Spectroscopy (3)
CHE 322 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHE 325 Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA (3)
CHE 326 Biochemistry: Nutrients and Metabolism (3)
CHE 327 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 328 Biochemistry Laboratory II (1)
CHE 341 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (2)
CHE 342 Advanced Organic Chemistry II (2)
CHE 420 Pharmacology (3)
CHE 495 Special Topics (1-3)

Required related courses 20 hours*

MAT 130 Precalculus (4)*
MAT 150 Calculus I (4)
MAT 205 Calculus II (4)
PHY 107 General Physics I (3)
PHY 108 General Physics II (3)
PHY 109 General Physics Laboratory I (1)
PHY 110 General Physics Laboratory II (1)

*Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Recommended courses

ITS 101 Computer Applications I (3)
ITS 110 Programming Fundamentals (3)
MAT 206 Calculus III (4) 

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