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Chemistry & Biochemistry
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B.S. Chemistry Degree

The B.S. in chemistry degree is designed for students who desire a rigorous chemistry education. It is ideal for students wishing to pursue a PhD degree in the chemical sciences, attend medical school, or who wish to obtain employment as chemists in industrial or government laboratories. A Major in Chemistry for the B.S. Degree consists of the following 47 to 50 hours of chemistry courses: Chemistry 105, 106, 115, 116; 221, 222, 225, 226; 314; 331, 332, 337; 401, 402; 423; 469; 471, two semesters of 463, and an advanced course chosen from 473, 512, 519, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 544, or 563. Mathematics 261, 262, 263, 264, and either 353 or 319 as well as Physics 211, 212, 221, 222 are also required. Students are advised to complete algebra and trigonometry in high school and enroll in Mathematics 261 during the fall semester of the freshman year. The curriculum for the B.S. degree as shown below is certified by the American Chemical Society.

The following courses may not be used for major or minor credit: Chem 101, 102, 103, 104, 113, 114, 121, 201, 202, 271, 381, 382, or 383.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 105, 106, 115, 116
8
WRIT 100 or WRIT 101 and either WRIT 102 or LIBA 102
6
Foreign Language 101, 102 (or 111)
6
Mathematics 261, 262
6
Social sciences and Humanities (in one area)
6
 
29-32
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 221, 222, 225, 226
8
CHEM 415 or Computer Science 251
3
Foreign Language 201, 202 (or 211)
6
Physics 211, 212, 221, 222
8
Mathematics 263, 264
6
 
31
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 314, 423
6
CHEM 331, 332, 337
7
English 221,222,223,224,225
6
Mathematics 319 or 353
3
Fine or Performing Arts
3
Electives
6
 
31
 
SENIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 401, 402, 469, 471
11
CHEM 463
4
Chemistry, one advanced course
3
Social sciences and Humanitites (in a second area)
6
Electives
6
 
30