Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Standard Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This major program provides the normal preparation in chemistry for students planning employment as chemists and considerable chemical background in preparation for careers outside chemistry. It is appropriate for some students who plan to enter professional schools such as dentistry, or public and environmental health.

Notes: 

  • a computer programming course is strongly recommended–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor;
  • the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥2.0 in all prerequisite chemistry courses.
Required Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 423PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 432PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 433PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS4-6
or CHEM 490 SENIOR CAPSTONE
Choose one of the following courses5
MODERN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
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–choose 300- 400-level CHEM courses (exclusive of CHEM 390)–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor6
Total Credits95-97

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of major concepts in the areas of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry;
  • demonstrate sufficient preparation in chemistry to successfully compete in a graduate or professional program or to realize employment in a chemistry- or biochemistry-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.