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B.A. in Chemistry

Degree Requirements  Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in Chemistry requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Chemistry Major 58 credits
Chemistry Core Courses    39 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab (4 credits)
    CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I  (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
    CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
    CHEM 336 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2 credits)
    Advanced CHEM Electives (7 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
19 credits
    MATH 131-132 Calculus (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics (8 credits)
Open Electives 22 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics satisfied with major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biochemistry (126 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry 8 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab
MATH 231 Calculus III 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics - Philosophy Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry 5 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I 2 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
CHEM 335 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 336 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 2 credits
Advanced CHEM Elective 3 credits
Open Electives 13 credits
TOTAL 30 credits
Total Credits for Graduation: 120

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