Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry (BS)

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.


University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
MATH 2414Calculus II4
MATH 3330Ordinary Differential Equation3
Select 1 SCH surplus from core1
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I-Lab (take as part of the core)
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 3405Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 3431Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 3451Biochemistry I4
CHEM 4120Chemistry Seminar (taken twice)2
CHEM 4198Investigations in Chemistry1
CHEM 4411Inorganic Chemistry4
Select 12 SCH from any additional CHEM course at the 3000-4000 level 12
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences18
Supporting Sciences
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology I-Lab1
Principles of Biology I (taken as part of the core)
Total Semester Credit Hours120

CHEM 4120 may be repeated for up to 2 SCH of credit within the degree program. CHEM 4198-CHEM 4498 may be repeated but not to exceed five semester hours for chemistry majors and not to exceed four semester hours for all other students.

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1306 Principles of Biology I 3
BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology I-Lab 1
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHYS 1301 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1101 General Physics I Lab 1
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 1302 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1102 General Physics II Lab 1
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 3405 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 3451 Biochemistry I 4
Creative Arts 3
Minor Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 4198 Investigations in Chemistry 1
CHEM - Advanced Chemistry Elec 1 4
MATH 3330 Ordinary Differential Equation 3
Minor Elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 3431 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 4120 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM 4411 Inorganic Chemistry 4
Adv Minor Elective 3
Adv Minor Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 4120 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM - Advanced Chemistry Elec 1 4
CHEM - Advanced Chemistry Elec 1 4
Adv Minor Elective 3
Adv Minor Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Advanced Chemistry electives, select 12 SCH from any 3000-4000 level course.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.