The BS/MS program is a five-year program emphasizing research in the Senior year and in the Master’s year. Before they enter the program, students will be prepared for their research experience through existing laboratory courses and by mentored research with a Chemistry graduate faculty member. Whereas students may begin mentored research as early as their freshmen year, it is expected that they should have at least one semester of research prior to the start of their senior year. Students will have access to capstone and interdisciplinary 500 level courses as seniors and to 600 level courses as Masters students.    

Curriculum

CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 206Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
Choose One of the Following:8
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Choose One of the Following:10-11
College Physics I
and College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory I
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics I
and Honors University Physics II-III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
University Physics I
and University Physics II
and University Physics III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
Advanced Courses
CHM 316Instrumental Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 320Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry2
CHM 360Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 364Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I)1
CHM 365Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 441Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)3
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences4
Electives3
The Chemistry of Food and Taste.
Environmental Chemistry
Any 500-level course
CHM 488Undergraduate Research5
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Language Courses3-9
Electives/Minor31
Two 600-level courses6
CHM 779Chemistry Seminar1
CHM 780Chemistry Seminar2
CHM 810Master's Thesis21
Total Credit Hours152-159
Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours14
Year Two
Fall
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHY 201 University Physics I for the Sciences 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Language 101 Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PHY 202 University Physics II for the Sciences 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Language 211 3
People and Society Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
CHM 214 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 364 Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I) 1
Language 212 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CHM 316 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 320 Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
CHM 365 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Year Four
Fall
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4
Chemistry Elective 3
CHM 488 Undergraduate Research 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CHM 441 Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture) 3
Chemistry Elective 3
CHM 488 Undergraduate Research 2
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
 
CHM 810 Master's Thesis 5
 
CHM 810 Master's Thesis 4
 Credit Hours9
Year Five
Fall
600-level CHM course 3
CHM 810 Master's Thesis 6
CHM 779 Chemistry Seminar 1
 Credit Hours10
Spring
600-level CHM course 3
CHM 810 Master's Thesis 6
CHM 779 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHM 780 Chemistry Seminar 1
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours151