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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 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.

Chemistry Program Requirements

Students must have earned a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites to be admitted to a course. To graduate, all chemistry majors are required to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the major. To receive a minor in chemistry, students are required to achieve a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the minor.

Lab Fees
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course.

Chemistry Program Learner Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate proficiency in the concepts and skills designated in curriculum learner outcomes for courses in the relevant disciplines of chemistry;
  • communicate clearly and accurately, using the language and style appropriate to the field of chemistry;
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills that will allow for the explanation of chemistry-related principles and techniques, as well as quantitative problem solving, and demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test hypotheses;
  • retrieve and critically analyze chemical literature, demonstrate the ability to use software-based tools for data and statistical analysis, and use computers to interface with scientific equipment in a lab environment; and
  • utilize established safety protocols for standard chemistry procedures and locate available tools to establish new safety protocols.

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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