Chemistry, an experimental discipline based on observation guided by molecular theory, is of fundamental importance in much of modern science and technology. Its molecular concepts form the basis for ideas about complex material behavior. Due to the fundamental nature and extensive application of chemistry, an unusually large variety of challenging opportunities to contribute in the science-oriented community are open to students whose education is built around the principles of this discipline.
The Chemistry curriculum, through the career requirement options and the large number of electives, provides students the opportunity to select a coherent program of study beyond the basic courses. Career requirement options are provided for students anticipating graduate study in chemistry or related fields; employment following the BS degree in laboratory, production, technical sales, or management positions; professional studies (e.g., medicine); chemical physics; geochemistry; and employment in fields requiring extensive preparation in courses other than sciences (e.g., patent law and technical writing). Significant features of the curriculum are the student’s extensive participation in experimental work and the opportunity to take part in a research investigation during the junior and senior years.
- CH 4430 - Research Problems 1-6 Credits 6 (3 Credits required)
- Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 1 or
- Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
- Chemistry Requirement 3 Credits 7
- Elective 6 Credits
1 See General Education Requirements . Six of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness and Science and Technology in Society Requirements.
2 Select from BIOL 1100 ; or both BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050 ; or CPSC 1010 ; or both GEOL 1010 and GEOL 1030 ; or the series of ENGR 1050 , ENGR 1060 , ENGR 1070 , and ENGR 1080 ; or the series of ENGR 1020 and ENGR 1410 ; or the series of ENGR 1020 and CHE 1300 .
3 Select from MATH 2080 , MATH 3020 , MATH 3110
4 Select CH 4010 or CH 4020
5 BCHM 3050 may be substituted for CH 3600 .
6 CH 3990 and CH 4990 may be substituted for CH 4430 and CH 4440 .
7 Select from BCHM 3010 , BCHM 3050 , BCHM 4060 , BCHM 4230 , CH 3990 , CH 4000 , CH 4010 , CH 4040 , CH 4060 , CH 4130 , CH 4140 , CH 4210 , CH 4250 , CH 4270 , CH 4350 , CH 4360 , CH 4430 , CH 4440 , CH 4710 , CH 4990 , CHE 3070 , EES 4110 , EES 4850 , ETOX 4210 , ETOX 4300 , FDSC 4010 , FDSC 4020 , FDSC 4030 , GEOL 3180 , MSE 4020 , MSE 4150 , PHYS 4520 , PHYS 4810