Course requirements for the bachelor of science in Chemistry:

Courses

  • 50:160:115 (4) Chemical Principles I
  • 50:160:125 (1) Chemical Principles Lab I
  • 50:160:116 (4) Chemical Principles II
  • 50:160:126 (1) Chemical Principles Lab II
  • 50:160:335 (4) Organic Chemistry I
  • 50:160:339 (1) Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:336 (4) Organic Chemistry II
  • 50:160:340 (1) Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • 50:160:325 (3) Analytical Chemistry
  • 50:160:329 (1) Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • 50:160:326 (3) Instrumental Analysis
  • 50:160:330 (1) Instrumental Analysis Lab
  • 50:160:345 (3) Physical Chemistry I
  • 50:160:347 (1) Physical Chemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:346 (3) Physical Chemistry II
  • 50:160:348 (1) Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • 50:160:447 (3) Computational Chemistry (or other upper-level offerings)
  • 50:160:491 (1) Competence in Chem (Exit exam)*
  • 50:160:492 (1) Competence in Chem (Laboratory Assistant Requirement)*  

*The order of 50:160:491-2 does not matter and 50:160:493 (Special Topics) may be substituted for the laboratory assistant class.

Select three courses from:

  • 50:115:403 (3) General Biochemistry I
  • 50:115:404 (3) General Biochemistry II
  • 50:160:413 thru 448 (3) Upper level Chemistry Lecture Courses
  • 56:160 (or 115 or 121):500 level courses (3) Graduate Chemistry Lecture Courses

Select an advanced lab course from:

  • 50:115:407 (1) General Biochemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:412 (1) Inorganic Chemistry Lab I
  • 50:160:438 (1) Solid State Chemistry Lab \
  • 50:160:446 (1) Polymer Chemistry Lab

Research Credits

  • 50:160:495 (2) Research In Chemistry
  • 50:160:496 (2) Research In Chemistry (55 Chem credits)

Additional Courses from Other Departments

  • 50:640:121 (4) Unified Calculus I
  • 50:640:122 (4) Unified Calculus II
  • 50:640:221 (4) Unified Calculus III
  • 50:640:250 (3) Linear Algebra
  • 50:640:314 (3) Elementary Differential Equations
  • 50:750:131 (3) Elements of Physics I
  • 50:750:133 (1) Elements of Physics Lab I
  • 50:750:132 (3) Elements of Physics II
  • 50:750:134 (1) Elements of Physics Lab II (26 credits)

50:750:131-134 can be substituted by 50:750:203-206, but the 131-134 sequence is preferred

(55 + 26 = 81 credits )

Notes

  1. You are only allowed one D grade in your Chem/Biochem lecture courses. You must not receive more than 10 C grades.
  2. This is a fairly math-intensive major, and with some modest effort can result in a  Math minor.
  3. Research Credits can (with prior approval) be used to substitute for chem courses/labs. Speak to the Undergraduate Program Director.
  4. A typical sequence of classes is shown below – there is little flexibility in the 1st two years, but more in the last two years.

See the eight-semester suggested sequence for Chemistry BS Degree. The suggested sequence may not be appropriate for all students, particularly for transfer students.