Chemistry/Biochemistry Major with Standard Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)
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.
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 353||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||3|
|CHEM 372||ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I||3|
|CHEM 421||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 422||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||3|
|CHEM 423||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||3|
|CHEM 431||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||1|
|CHEM 432||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||2|
|CHEM 433||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY||2|
|CHEM 491||SENIOR THESIS||4-6|
|or CHEM 490||ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|Choose one of the following courses||5|
|MODERN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY|
|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–choose 300- 400-level CHEM courses (exclusive of CHEM 390)–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor||6|
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 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.