Chemistry and Biochemistry

B.S. in Chemistry


The 128-credit B.S in Chemistry has been designed to provide a balanced education for those students who plan to pursue professional careers in chemistry or in allied areas either immediately after attainment of degree, or after further graduate training. Students completing the curriculum recommended by the American Chemical Society may have their degrees certified by that organization. Students preparing to teach in the field of chemistry on the secondary level should consult the Teaching and Learning section of the School of Education Web site for additional requirements.

Chemistry majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies. Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curiculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
Humanities
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics (MTH 30 & 40) 8 credits
Science (CHM 3 & 4) 8 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
BIO 1 General Biology 4.00
BIO 2 General Biology 4.00
PHY 31 General Physics 4.00
PHY 32 General Physics 4.00
Distribution Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
MTH 101 Calculus II 4.00
Major Requirements
The following courses must be fulfilled:
BIC 153 Biochemistry 4.00
BIC 154 Biochemistry 4.00
CHM 113 Quantitative Analysis 4.00
CHM 121 Organic Chemistry 4.00
CHM 122 Organic Chemistry 4.00
CHM 135 Physical Chemistry I 4.00
CHM 136 Physical Chemistry II 4.00
Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 128
  • Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 64
  • Minimum Major Credits: 36
  • Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
  • Ancillary Requirement: see above
  • Distribution Requirement: see above
  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0

CONTACT

Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean