Chemistry (BA)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the major in Chemistry requires completion of CHEM 202 (or equivalent course from another institution) with a grade of C or better.  The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Calculus I
Fundamentals of Physics I

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 112
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences 29
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Core

Department of Chemistry
CHEM 201General Chemistry I 43
CHEM 202General Chemistry II 43
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 41
CHEM 208Introduction to Chemical Analysis II 1
CHEM 209Introduction to Chemical Analysis III1
CHEM 210Introduction to Chemical Analysis IV 41
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 344Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHEM 425Instrumental and Statistical Analysis3
CHEM 441Elements of Physical Chemistry3
or CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 470Physical Chemistry Laboratory 52
Select one of the following:2
Instrumental and Statistical Analysis Laboratory
Contemporary Methods of Organic Synthesis and Analysis
Contemporary Methods of Inorganic Synthesis and Analysis
BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
Select one of the following:3
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Cooperative Internship in Chemistry
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Select two of the following:6
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Inorganic Chemistry
Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
Theory and Application of Computational Chemistry
Bio-Organic Phenomena
Minimum Total Hours39
Supporting Courses
MATH 205Calculus I 4
MATH 206Calculus II4
Complete one of the following sequences:8-10
Sequence 1:
Fundamentals of Physics I
Fundamentals of Physics II
Fundamentals of Physics Lab I
Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory II
Sequence 2:
Introductory Laboratories I
Introductory Laboratories II
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound
Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light
Minimum Electives 612
Minimum Total Hours28-30
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing one of the following:
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Cooperative Internship in Chemistry
Practicum in Chemistry Education
Undergraduate Research
Contemporary Methods of Organic Synthesis and Analysis

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

1

Completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language

2

In addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above.

3

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

4

May fulfill General Education requirement.

5

CHEM 470 plus 3 semester hours of another WR course will fulfill the WR requirement.

6

Students who satisfy General Education Requirements by courses defined by the program will require additional electives to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I 1
CHEM 208 Introduction to Chemical Analysis II 1
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 209 Introduction to Chemical Analysis III 1
CHEM 210 Introduction to Chemical Analysis IV 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours14
Year 2
Fall
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
PHYS 221 Fundamentals of Physics I 3
PHYS 223 Fundamentals of Physics Lab I 1
MATH 205 Calculus I 4
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours16
Spring
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
PHYS 222 Fundamentals of Physics II 3
PHYS 224 Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory II 1
MATH 206 Calculus II 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CHEM 425 Instrumental and Statistical Analysis 3
CHEM 441
Elements of Physical Chemistry
or Physical Chemistry I
3
Foreign Language 1 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours16
Spring
CHEM 445 Survey of Biochemistry 3
CHEM 470 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Humanities or Social Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
Foreigne Language 2 4
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
CHEM 426 Instrumental and Statistical Analysis Laboratory 2
CHEM 515 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Foreign Language 3 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral US Diversity - SBD1 3
Chemistry Research or Internship 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours14
 Minimum Total Hours121

Degree Audit Report
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  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
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Flight Planner
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