Oct 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is designed for students who are interested in careers which require an extensive background in chemistry. Chemistry is referred to as the “central science” because of the pivotal role it plays in all of the biological and physical sciences, as well as engineering, agriculture, medicine, and allied health disciplines. The chemistry curriculum prepares students for entrance into graduate and professional school programs and provides the necessary skills to be competitive in the industry, biotechnology, and governmental positions. A concentration in Biochemistry is also available.

Major Requirements

Admission to the Program

Admission is through a formal declaration of major and completion of CH 141/142 and CH 241/242 with a grade of “C” or better.



In accordance with the CSEM requirements, Chemistry majors and minors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all CSEM courses. Pre-professional students who major in chemistry may substitute four hours of biology electives for their chemistry elective and should select appropriate electives to satisfy the requirements for entrance into their prospective programs (recommended courses include BI 340 , BI 447 , and BI 450  or see Department Chair for permission). In addition, chemistry majors may substitute MAT 331 , MAT 335 , or MAT 337  for MAT 334 .

Refer to the vertical curriculum for additional course requirements.

Chemistry : Total Semester Hours=124

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 17

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 13


GE = General Education Courses

*Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**Marching Band Members ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band . **ROTC Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory 

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