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The B.A. degree requires 27 credit hours of chemistry. This major is designed for premedical students, high school science teachers, and others who choose a non-science minor. It may be combined with business courses in an interdisciplinary program. Variations within the program may be recommended by the Department. Transfer students must complete a minimum of half of the required major credit hours in residence in the Department. Students should make certain that math and physics prerequisites are fulfilled in a timely manner.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 221Introduction to Structure and Dynamics4
CHM 205Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1
CHM 222Organic Reactions and Synthesis4
CHM 206Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory2
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 331Physical Chemistry for Premedical Students3
or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)
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 for the Sciences
and University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics I for PRISM
and University Physics II for PRISM
and College Physics Laboratory I
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics I
and University Physics II
and University Physics III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
University Physics I
and Honors University Physics II-III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
Chemistry Related Electives5-6
Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)
Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)
Physical Organic Chemistry
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Language Courses3-9
Minor15
Electives33-25
Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

This is a guide and is not meant to take the place of the advice of your major advisor; you should consult with them before making any changes.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Two
Fall
CHM 222 Organic Reactions and Synthesis 4
CHM 206 Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory 2
PHY 101 College Physics I 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Language Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
PHY 102 College Physics II 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
Language Course 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Year Three
Fall
CHM 214 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 3
Language Course 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CHM 331 Physical Chemistry for Premedical Students 3
CHM Elective 1 3
People and Society Cognate 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
CHM Elective 1 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of fundamental chemical principles in all areas of the field.
  • Graduates will be adept in a broad variety of chemical instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • Graduates will display effective and strong written communication skills pertaining to chemical research.