Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with General Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.
- 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.
Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.
|CHEM 151||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 152||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 153||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 304||QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS||6|
|CHEM 351||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 352||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 372||ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I||3|
|CHEM 421||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 422||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||3|
|CHEM 431||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||1|
|CHEM 432||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||2|
|CHEM 491||SENIOR THESIS||4-6|
|or CHEM 490||ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|MATH 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LAB I||1|
|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.|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- 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.