Chemistry, B.A. (62-65 Credit Major)

The Chemistry BA is comprised of a core of 40 credits and an area of concentration in chemistry or biochemistry. This major is recommended for those students in chemistry who are preparing for (1) admission to medical, veterinary, or dental school; (2) certification as secondary school teachers of chemistry; or (3) positions in the chemical industry. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (62-65)

Chemistry Core (required) (40 credits):


22 credits in chemistry:

Credits
CHE 166General Chemistry I

4

CHE 167General Chemistry Laboratory I

1.5

CHE 168General Chemistry II

4

CHE 169General Chemistry Laboratory II

1.5

CHE 232Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 233Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 234Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 235Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CHE 450Chemistry Seminar

1 (May be repeated for a total of four credits.)

18 credits in mathematics and physics:

Credits
MAT 175Calculus I

4

MAT 176Calculus II

4

And Either

 

PHY 166General Physics I

5

PHY 167General Physics II

5

Or

PHY 168Physics I for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 169Physics II for Scientists and Engineers

5

Chemistry Concentration (22-24 credits):


18-20 credits in chemistry:

In chemistry: 249, 342, 344, 345, 347 and one 3-5 credit elective Chemistry course at the 200 level or above, excluding 391 and 491.

Credits
CHE 249Quantitative Analysis

5

CHE 342Physical Chemistry Course in Quantum Chemistry

3

CHE 344Physical Chemistry Course in Kinetics and Thermodynamics

3

CHE 345Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 347Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

2

4 credits in mathematics:

In mathematics: MAT 226.

Credits
MAT 226Vector Calculus

4

Biochemistry Concentration (23-25 credits):


15-17 credits in chemistry:

In chemistry: CHE 342 or 344, 444, 446, 447, and one Chemistry course at the 200 level or above, excluding 391 and 491.

Credits
CHE 342Physical Chemistry Course in Quantum Chemistry

3

Or

CHE 344Physical Chemistry Course in Kinetics and Thermodynamics

3

CHE 444Biochemistry I

3

CHE 446Biochemistry II

3

CHE 447Biochemistry Laboratory

3

8 credits in biology:


Credits
BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4