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Chemistry, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Chemistry

1

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in the five foundational areas of chemistry (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry) as established by the American Chemical Society.

2

Students will be able to apply safe laboratory practices and identify potential laboratory hazards.

3

Students will be able to communicate chemical information in written and oral form.

4

Students will be able to evaluate chemical experiment using critical thinking and quantitative reasoning.

 

 

 

This degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The department is authorized to certify that graduating students have completed a bachelor’s degree meeting the ACS guidelines.

General Education Requirements


Mathematics


Humanities


  • Humanities Electives Credits: 6 4
  • Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Elective Credits: 6 4

Arts


  • Arts elective Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39


Total Credit Hours: 48


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 33


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required.
  2. 6 credits of Math satisfy the general education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. Completion of MATH 2107, 2108 and 2 credits of general electives fulfills the requirement for MATH 2114 , MATH 2124 . Completion of Math 2111, MATH 2112 and 1 credit of general electives fulfills all the math requirements for the BS degree.
  4. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Must be taken from the following: MATH 2134 , MATH 2314 , MATH 3511 . MATH 1125  and MATH 1126  may be used as general elective hours.
  6. The programming requirement can be fulfilled by CSCI 1201 , CSCI 1203 , CSCI 1205 , CSCI 1581 /CSCI 1583  or CHEM 2310 .
  7. PHYS 1033  can be used to replace PHYS 1063 .
  8. PHYS 1034  can be used to replace PHYS 1065 .
  9. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in general education requirements section
  10. CHEM 3510  cannot be used as a replacement for Biochemistry I (CHEM 4510 /BIOS 4103 ) in any curriculum or concentration that requires CHEM 4510 /BIOS 4103 . CHEM 3510  cannot be used as a prerequisite for Biochemistry II (CHEM 4511 /BIOS 4113 ).
  11. Must be taken from the following: CHEM 3096 , CHEM 3110 , CHEM 3610 , CHEM 3710 CHEM 4030  , CHEM 4110 , CHEM 4210 , CHEM 4310 , CHEM 4311 , CHEM 4410 , CHEM 4510 , CHEM 4511 ; CHEM 4810  , BIOS 4103 , BIOS 4113 , BIOS 4153 , BIOS 4173 , BIOS 4490  (approval required); BIOS 4713 ; EES 4115 ; 3 cr. hr. must be at the 4000 level.

Additional Requirement


Minimum grade of C in all 1000-level and 2000-level science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)

Four Year Plan of Study


BS in Chemistry, 4 Year Plan

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study 

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


 

 

First Year 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

GE 

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

GE 

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or higher required for ENGL 1158 or ENGL 1159.) 

 CHEM 1000 - Freshman Seminar Chem Majors  

1

 CHEM 1017 - General Chemistry I  and

 CHEM 1007 - General Chemistry I Lab  

 CHEM 1008 - Gen Chem Lab II  and

 CHEM 1018 - General Chemistry II  

4

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  

 MATH 1126 - Precalculus Trigonometry  

GE 

 Natural/Life/Physical Science - BIOS elective2

 See General Education Menu 

 Recommended: BIOS 1083 - Biology I  1

 BIOS 1081 - Biology I Laboratory  

GE 

 Humanities or Social Science - 

 See General Education Menu 

GE 

 Art - See General Education Menu 

3

Total hours - Year One: 31 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science.
  3. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework.

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Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE-RE

Humanities - ENGL Literature - See General Education Menu

3

M

 CHEM 2000 - Soph Seminar Chem Majors  

1

O

 CHEM 2017 - Organic Chem Lab 1  

1

O

 CHEM 2217 - Organic Chemistry I  

3

M

 CHEM 3018 - Org Chem Lab II  

1

M

 CHEM 3218 - Organic Chemistry II  

3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 2114 - Calculus I  1

4

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: MATH 2124 - Calculus II  1

4

GE-RE

 Life/Physical/Natural Science2

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: PHYS 1061 - Physics Sci Engr I  1

3

O

 PHYS 1063 - Physics Lab for Science & Engr  

 (PHYS 1033 - General Physics Laboratory  may be taken instead 

 of PHYS 1063.)

3

GE-RE

 Life/Physical/Natural Science2

 See General Education Menu

 Recommended: PHYS 1062 - Physics Sci Engr II  1

3

O

 PHYS 1065 - Physics Lab for Science & Engr  

 (PHYS 1034 - General Physics Laboratory  may be taken instead 

 of PHYS 1065.)

3

GE-RE

 Humanities or Social Science elective -

 See General Education Menu

3

Total Hours - Year Two: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science.
  3. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework.

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Third Year of Enrollment


Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O

 Approved programming elective. Can be fulfilled by:

 CHEM 2310 - Chemical Computing  or

 CSCI 1205 - Intro to Programming in C++  or

 CSCI 1583 - Software Design and Development I  taken with

 CSCI 1581 - Software Design Lab I  

3

M

 Advanced Chemistry Elective4

3

M

 Advanced Chemistry Elective4

3

M

 Advanced Chemistry Elective4

3

M

 CHEM 4028 - Physical & Inorganic Chem Lab  

3

M

 CHEM 4000 - Senior Comprehensive Exam   

0

O

 Humanities or Social Science Elective

 See General Education Menu

3

O-FE

 Electives

15

Year Four - Total Hours: 33

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be a Physical Science.
  3. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework.
  4. Must be taken from the following: CHEM 3096CHEM 3110CHEM 3610CHEM 3710CHEM 4030 , CHEM 4110CHEM 4210CHEM 4310CHEM 4311CHEM 4410CHEM 4510CHEM 4511CHEM 4810 , BIOS 4103BIOS 4113BIOS 4153BIOS 4173BIOS 4490 (approval required); BIOS 4713EES 4115; 3 cr. hr. must be at the 4000 level.

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Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Students with different math placement should consult with the Chemistry Department.

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