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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, BS

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The bachelor of science major is designed for students who plan a career in chemistry or related fields. The program prepares students for further study in graduate programs, or to enter the workplace directly. The BS degree is certified by the American Chemical Society if the nine department-approved electives come from a designated set of upper-division courses within chemistry. Consult your major advisor about department-approved electives.

Students are recommended to take MATH 273 before taking CHEM 381.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Master the concepts and skills, including experimental techniques, designated in curriculum learning outcomes for courses in General, Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical chemistry, which are needed to graduate and successfully pursue career pathways.
  • Write and speak clearly in the language and style of the discipline.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills needed to develop explanations, support qualitative and quantitative problem solving, and design experiments to test hypotheses.
  • Use computers and the modern software of the discipline to fulfill designated curricular outcomes in lab and lecture courses that require data acquisition and analysis, instrument control, computation and display of molecular structure, or preparation of written reports or oral presentations.
  • Retrieve and critically analyze chemical literature.
  • Practice health and safety protocols that are integral to the discipline.
  • Work effectively in group situations.

Required Courses

Quantitative Analysis Credits: 5

Calculus Credits: 15

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 9

Total Credits: 101

College and Department Information

Chemistry Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes

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