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Chemistry (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Major: CHM

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

The B.A. degree in chemistry is designed for students who want a more general education than is possible in the B.S. curriculum, while at the same time receiving a substantial background in chemistry. For several related fields this program offers a broad pre-professional education.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)  
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences 9
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above2  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total   22

Department of Chemistry


Chemistry 2011 - 202, 2071 - 210 10
Chemistry 341-342, 343-344 10
Chemistry 441, 4702 5
Chemistry 5272 3
Chemistry electives at advanced level3 4 11
Minimum Total 39

Supporting Courses


Mathematics 2051 , 206 8
Physics 2211, 222, 223, and 224; or Physics 295-296 and 2981 - 299 8-10
Minimum Total 16-18
Minimum Total 5 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Chemistry 470 plus 3 semester hours from one of the following courses will fulfill the WR requirement: Chemistry 390, Chemistry 420, English 303, English 306.

3 Independent Study may not be used for this requirement.

4 Electives include CHEM 320, 430, 445, 450, 515, 528, 529, 545, 546, 547 undergraduate research (390, 391-2; 491-2; 3 hrs. maximum) or cooperative internship (420; 3 hrs. maximum). With the consent of the instructor(s), graduate level courses in Chemistry may also be used to fulfill these requirements.

5 Includes some credit for courses in the major, or in supporting courses, that meet General Education requirements.

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