Aug 08, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, BS


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Program Description


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.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • 1-6 Credits 6 (3 Credits required)
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  • Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 1 or
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
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  • Chemistry Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Total Credits: 121


Footnotes


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 CPSC 1060 ; 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  

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