Chemistry, B.S. (75.5-81.5 Credit Major)

The Chemistry BS 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) graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or clinical chemistry and (2) research careers in chemistry, biochemistry or biomedicine in hospitals, medical schools, or the chemical industry. The B.S. program is accredited by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (A.C.S.).

Credits (75.5-81.5)

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

18 credits in mathematics and physics:

Credits
MAT 175Calculus I

4

MAT 176Calculus II

4

 

And

PHY 168Physics I for Scientists and Engineers

5

PHY 169Physics II for Scientists and Engineers

5

Chemistry Concentration (35.5 credits):

31.5 credits in chemistry:

Credits
CHE 244Introduction to Biochemistry

3

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

CHE 442Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE 443Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

5

CHE 449Instrumental Analysis

5

4 credits in mathematics:

Credits
MAT 226Vector Calculus

4

Biochemistry Concentration (41.5 credits):

29.5 credits in chemistry:

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 442Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE 443Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

5

CHE 444Biochemistry I

3

CHE 446Biochemistry II

3

CHE 447Biochemistry Laboratory

3

12 credits in biology:

Credits
BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4

BIO 420Molecular Biology

4