Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with General Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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This program features less concentration in chemistry than the bachelor of science and is not intended to prepare students for employment as a professional chemist.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required for this major;
  • a minor is advised but not required for this option.
Required Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 432PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS4-6
Required Supporting Courses
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
Electives–Select 300-level or above Chemistry and Biochemistry courses (exclusive of CHEM 390)4
Suggested Supporting Course–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.
Completion of a computer programming course is strongly recommended.
Total Credits80-82

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate a knowledge of major concepts in the areas of inorganic, organic; analytical, and physical chemistry;
  • demonstrate sufficient preparation in chemistry to successfully compete in a science-related career;
  • demonstrate a capacity to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques for the analysis and/or separation of chemicals and an ability to interpret data;
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills as related to the field of chemistry;
  • demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in the handling, usage and disposal of chemicals.