Nov 12, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Scince in Chemistry. 

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Electives


26 to 29 credits

Note


Chemistry is the study of the properties and reactions of substances ranging from living cells to subatomic particles. It provides the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to address many of society's needs and to explore the unknown. In addition to the health professions, graduates are qualified for graduate study and for employment in the chemical, petroleum, plastics, metals and pharmaceutical industries, and in many government laboratories. Students contemplating graduate work in either chemistry or one of its related areas or in the chemical industry should select, in consultation with a chemistry advisor, additional mathematics and science courses consistent with those goals. Students interested in the health professions who major in chemistry should consult with the health professions advisor for information about biology courses needed to complete the admissions requirements.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4)  

MATH 247 Calculus I (4)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester

Foundations in Social Science (3)

World Languages II (3)

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4)  

MATH 248 Calculus II (4)  

14 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester 

Elective (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry (4)  

PHYS 201 General Physics I (4)  

14 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

Elective (3)

CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry (4)  

PHYS 202 General Physics II (4)  

17 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

Elective (3)

CHEM 210 Analytical Chemistry (4)  (offered every fall)

CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I (5)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Belief in Today's World (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

Elective (3)

CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II (3)  

CHEM 404 Instrumental Analysis (4)  * OR CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)  **

16 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit. or Art (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (4)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (4)

CHEM 410 Seminar (1)  

14 credits 

 

 

*CHEM 404 Instrumental Analysis (4)  is offered spring/even years

**CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)  is offered fall/odd years

  • Students testing into a World Language at the 201 level or higher will take only one semester of a language.