Bachelor of Science Chemistry Option

Students choose one of two B.S. degree options: chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

A B.S. degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved chemistry courses. The required 33 credit hours of core chemistry courses are: CHEM 1180, 1184, 1190, 1194, 2250, 2260, 2274, 2400, 2404, 2500, 3350, 3354, 3360, 3364, 3414, and 3514. The cognate courses: MATH 1950, 1960, PHYS 2110, 2120 and the associated physics labs are also required. Advanced courses are based on the core, which must be essentially finished first. Advanced courses exist in five areas: analytical (CHEM 4400, 4404; biochemistry (CHEM 4610, 4650, 4654, 4660, 4664, 4670); inorganic (CHEM 4500, 4510); organic (CHEM 3210, 4230, 4240); and polymer (CHEM 4310). Students must take at least nine credit hours from such approved advanced courses and research. Graduates whose B.S. programs include biochemistry (CHEM 4650 or 4610) and ten credit hours of lab are ACS certified.

Each student must complete an area of enrichment consisting of a minimum of twelve credit hours of coherent courses outside chemistry chosen by the student and approved by the department. At least six hours must be above or at the 2000-level and in addition to courses used to satisfy cognate and distribution requirements. The area should reflect and support the student’s life interests and goals. See for guidelines and submission form.