B.S. in Chemistry

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.S. Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry provides an opportunity for a chemistry major to take a more rigorous calculus-based course of study in chemistry. 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 41 hours

CHE 201 Internship in Chemistry I (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 322 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
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) 
CHE 403 Capstone in Chemistry (3) 

Choose one course from the following:
CHE 325 Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA (3)
CHE 326 Biochemistry: Nutrients and Metabolism (3)

Required related courses 26 hours

BIO 107 Principles of Biology for Science Majors I (4)
BIO 201 Research Methods in Biology I (3)
MAT 150 Calculus I (4)
MAT 205 Calculus II (4)
PHY 151 Physics I (3)
PHY 152 Physics II (3)
PHY 153 Physics I Laboratory (1)
PHY 154 Physics II Laboratory (1)

Choose one course:
CHE 240 Computer Applications for Scientists (3)
ITS 110 Programming Fundamentals (3)

Recommended courses

MAT 206 Calculus III (4)
ITS 211 Programming Language I (3)
ITS 212 Programming Langauge II (3) 


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