College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs leading to the degrees Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry prepare students for careers or graduate studies in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science or the health professions. The curriculum includes a rigorous study of the laws, principles and theories applied in the various branches of chemistry, and develops laboratory skills in methods of analysis, synthesis and instrumentation.

The B.S. (ACS) degree program is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. 

View the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements »


Department Requirements: Chemistry (ACS)

 Freshman Year
 
 CHEM 1107-1108
 Principles of Chemistry I-II  9
 MATH 1401-1411
 Calculus I-II*  8
   Sophomore Year
 
 CHEM2313-2314
 Organic Chemistry I-II 10
 MATH 2411
 Calculus III  4
 PHYS 1705-1706
 Principles of Physics I-II  6
 PHYS 1815-1816
 Physics Laboratory and Data Analysis I-II  3
 PHYS 2122
 Physical Applications of Mathematical Techniques  4 
   Junior Year
 
 CHEM 2215-2216
 Analytical Chemistry I-II  8
 CHEM 3411-3412
 Physical Chemistry I-II  6
   Senior Year
 
 CHEM 3611
or CHEM 4601
Inorganic Chemistry  3
 CHEM 4413-4414
 Physical-Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I-II  4
 CHEM 3512, 3522
 or 
 CHEM 4501
 Elements of Biochemistry
 or
 General Biochemistry I
3-4
 CHEM XXXX  Elective courses in chemistry (minimum)
2-3

Department Requirements: Chemistry (Non-ACS)
   Freshman Year
 
CHEM 1123-1124
and
CHEM 1125-1126
 General Chemistry I-II
 General Chemistry Laboratory I-II
 8
 or    
 CHEM 1107-1108
Principles of Chemistry  9
 MATH 1401-1411* Calculus I-II  8
   Sophomore Year
 
CHEM 2321-2322
and
CHEM 2315-2316
Organic Chemistry I-II

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II

 8
 or    
 CHEM 2313-2314
 Organic Chemistry I-II
10
 PHYS 1701-1702
 General Physics I-II
 6
 or    
 PHYS 1705-1706
 PHYS 1811-1812
 Principles of Physics I-II
 Physics Laboratory I-II
 6
 or    
 PHYS 1815-1816
 Physics Laboratory and Data Analysis I-II
2-3
   Junior Year
 
 CHEM 2215  Analytical Chemistry I
 4
 CHEM 3411
 Physical Chemistry I
 3
   Senior Year
 
   Electives from the following: (6 credits required)
 
 CHEM 2216
 Analytical Chemistry II  4

 CHEM 3512
or
CHEM 3522

 Elements of Biochemistry
 or
 Elements of Biochemistry
3-4
 CHEM 3611 
 or 
 CHEM 4601
 Inorganic Chemistry
 or
 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
 3
 CHEM 4891-4892
 Chemistry Research (maximum)  4
   Electives from the following: (8 credits required)
 
 BIOL (above 1202)
 
 CHEM Selected from graduate courses or from electives listed above  (not to be counted twice)
 
 CSAS  (above 1111)
 
 MATH  (above 1411)
 
 PHYS  (above 1812)
 

Sign In to PirateNet