Chemistry Plans of Study

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

A suggested sequence for the science requirements is listed below. Variations from the suggested sequence should be checked to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

First YearCredits
BIOL 1101
1101L
4
CHEM 1111
1111L
5
CHEM 1112
1112L
4
MATH 1170 or 11603-4
 16-17
Second YearCredits
CHEM 22322
CHEM 22342
CHEM 33013
CHEM 33023
CHEM 33031
CHEM 33041
Take one of the following physics sequences:8-10
 
OR 
 
 20-22
Third YearCredits
BIOL 4432 or CHEM 44453
CHEM 22113
CHEM 22131
CHEM 3341
CHEM 3342
6
OR 
 
 13
Fourth YearCredits
CHEM 33911
 1
Total Credits: 50-53

1 Plus 8 additional upper-division (3000-4000 level) credits in chemistry, approved by the department and not to include CHEM 4491. No more than 2 credits of CHEM 3311 and 2 credits in CHEM 4481-CHEM 4482 may be used to satisfy these electives. If the CHEM 4445 and CHEM 4447 sequence is taken, 3 credits may be used to satisfy elective credits. No more than 40 credits in chemistry will count toward graduation in this ­program.

2 Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry should complete ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, and COMM 1101 during the freshman year, and ENGL 1102 should be passed by, or during, the sophomore year. (General Education Objective 1 is satisfied by taking ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, AND ENGL 1102. General Education Objective 2 is satisfied by COMM 1101.) Objective 3 should be fulfilled by MATH 1160 or MATH 1170 as early as possible. The other General Education Requirements should be taken as credit load allows.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A suggested sequence for taking the required science courses is given below. Students who opt for a variation from the suggested sequence should check to ensure that course prerequisites have been satisfied. Because many courses have structured prerequisites, major deviations from this schedule could increase the time required to obtain the degree.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

Students working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry should complete ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, and COMM 1101 during the freshman year, and ENGL 1102 should be passed by, or during, the sophomore year. (General Education Objective 1 is satisfied by taking ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, AND ENGL 1102. General Education Objective 2 is satisfied by COMM 1101.) The mathematics requirement (Objective 3) should be fulfilled by MATH 1170 and MATH 1175 as early as feasible.

First YearCredits
BIOL 1101
1101L
4
CHEM 1111
1111L
5
CHEM 1112
1112L
4
MATH 11704
MATH 11754
 21
Second YearCredits
CHEM 22322
CHEM 22342
CHEM 33013
CHEM 33023
CHEM 33031
CHEM 33041
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2212
8
PHYS 2213
PHYS 2214
2
 22
Third YearCredits
CHEM 22113
CHEM 22131
CHEM 33312
CHEM 33342
CHEM 3351
CHEM 3352
6
CHEM 4451
CHEM 4452
2
 16
Fourth YearCredits
Choose one:3-6
 
OR
 
 
OR
 
 
CHEM 33652
CHEM 33662
CHEM 4481
CHEM 4482
4
CHEM 44911
 12-15
Total Credits: 71-74

Overview of B.S./M.S. Program

Year 1 in the B.S./M.S. Program (Junior Year): During the first semester each student is expected to select three faculty members to serve as an advisory committee subject to the approval of the department chair. In the second semester, each student will form a planned program of study with a research advisor, write a research overview of a chosen project, and apply and be admitted to the Graduate School. The student must score at or above the 35th percentile in two areas of aptitude (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) of the Graduate Record Exam. The student is expected to begin his/her research no later than the beginning of the summer semester. Thereafter, individual sections of the research paper will be required as the student progresses through the program.

Year 2 in the B.S./M.S. Program (Senior Year) and year 3 (Graduate standing): To remain in the program, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 from date of admission and must earn a grade of C- or better in all 6000-level courses. The students' committees will assess student standing annually and will recommend that students who are not making adequate progress discontinue the program. Students are required to have completed all General Education requirements by the end of their second year in the combined B.S./M.S. program.

Suggested Schedule in B.S./M.S. Program

First Year
Fall/SpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 22113Take 6 credits of CHEM 4485:6
CHEM 22131 
CHEM 333112 
CHEM 333412 
CHEM 335113 
CHEM 335213 
CHEM 44511 
CHEM 44521 
MATH 33603 
Electives11 
 30 6
Second Year
Fall/SpringCreditsSummerCredits
Choose one:3-6CHEM 663526
  
OR
  
  
OR
  
  
CHEM 33652 
CHEM 33662 
CHEM 44072 
CHEM 44852 
CHEM 44911 
CHEM 660923 
CHEM 665523 
Electives8 
 26-29 6
Third Year
Fall/SpringCredits 
CHEM 660121 
CHEM 663023 
CHEM 663524 
CHEM 667123 
Electives13 
 24
Total Credits: 92-95