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B.S. Chemistry

Degree Requirements  Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.S. in Chemistry requires 126 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Chemistry Major 70 credits
Chemistry Core Courses    48 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab (4 credits)
    CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)
    CHEM 309-310 Physical Chemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 311-312 Physical Chemistry Lab (4 credits)
    CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
    CHEM 336 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2 credits)
    CHEM 437 Computers, Structure, Bonding (3 credits)
    CHEM 452 Advanced Spectroscopy (3 credits)
    Advanced CHEM Electives (4 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
22 credits
    MATH 131-132 Calculus (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    MATH 255 Differential Equations (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics (8 credits)
Open Electives 16 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

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

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Sample Program
B.S. in Biochemistry (128 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
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 5 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab 4 credits
CHEM 335 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 336 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 2 credits
MATH 231 Calculus III 3 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry 5 credits
CHEM 309-310 Physical Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 311-312 Physical Chemistry Lab 4 credits
Advanced CHEM Elective 3 credits
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
CHEM 437 Computers, Structure, Bonding 3 credits
CHEM 452 Advanced Spectroscopy 3 credits
Advanced CHEM electives 3 credits
Open Electives 11 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 126

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