Chemistry (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Major: CHM

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

The B.S. degree is designed to prepare professional chemists for industrial, governmental, academic, and research positions. This curriculum meets approved requirements for professional training.

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 6-8
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on language taken)  
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above 6
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above2  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
 Total  13-15

Department of Chemistry


Chemistry 2011 - 202, 2071 - 210 10
Chemistry 341-342, 343-344 10
Chemistry 465-466, 4702 8
Chemistry 445 3
Chemistry 450 3
Chemistry 515 3
Chemistry 527 3
Chemistry 528, 529 6
Undergraduate Research or Cooperative Internship 3
Minimum Total 49

Supporting Courses


Mathematics 2051, 206 and 301 12
Physics 2211 - 224 or 2951 - 296 and 2982 - 299 8-10
Elective in Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry at 300 level or above 3
Elective in Natural Sciences Division, other than Chemistry, at the 300 level or above3 3
Total 26-28 
Minimum Electives [No electives are required in this program; students who fulfill mathematics and science General Education requirements with courses in the major or supporting courses may have elective hours.]
Minimum Total4 121

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science 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 One or both of Mathematics 325 or Mathematics 405 are strongly recommended.

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

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