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, CHEM 1184, CHEM 1190, CHEM 1194, CHEM 2250, CHEM 2260, CHEM 2274, CHEM 2400, CHEM 2404, CHEM 2500, CHEM 3350, CHEM 3354, CHEM 3360, CHEM 3364, CHEM 3414, and CHEM 3514.

The cognate courses: MATH 1950, MATH 1960, PHYS 2110, PHYS 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, CHEM 4404; biochemistry (CHEM 4610, CHEM 4650, CHEM 4654, CHEM 4660, CHEM 4664, CHEM 4670); inorganic (CHEM 4500, CHEM 4510); organic (CHEM 3210, CHEM 4230, CHEM 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 CHEM 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.

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