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Professional Chemist Concentration

B.S. Degree

This concentration is a rigorous four-year program that provides a strong background in chemistry for those students who plan to become professional chemists. It provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in chemistry or related fields and will prepare students for careers in industrial, academic or governmental settings. 

Core Curriculum Requirements (43 - 47 Credits)

Required Major Core Courses (39 Credits)

  • CHEM 101 - General Chemistry *
  • CHEM 102 - General Chemistry *
  • CHEM 216 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 324 - Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 401 - Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 402 - Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 424 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • CHEM 471 - Biochemistry

*CHEM 101 and 102 have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Natural Sciences

 

Related Required Courses (10 Credits)

  • MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I *
  • MATH 152 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II *
  • BIOL 132 - Biology of Cells and Microorganisms

*MATH 151:152 have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences


B.S. (Non Teaching) Requirements (8 credits)

Bachelor of Science degree without a professional licensure in secondary education requires the following:

  • PHYS 111 - General Physics and
  • PHYS 112 - General Physics

    or

  • PHYS 221 - Physics and
  • PHYS 222 - Physics

Other Required Courses for this Concentration (12 - 14 Credits)

  • CHEM 481 - Undergraduate Research *
  • Two additional 200- or higher level course with CHEM prefix.
  • MATH 251 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

*Chemistry 474 (Biochemistry Laboratory) may substitute for one hour of undergraduate research

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 120
Includes General Education courses, required courses and elective. Students should consult with their academic advisers in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a major in chemistry, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all chemistry courses attempted in the major and in the overall undergraduate major.

Sample Schedule
Freshman Year

Fall   Spring  
CORE 101 3 CORE 102 3
CHEM 101
4 CHEM 102
4
MATH 151 3 MATH 152
3
CORE
3 BIOL 132
4
UNIV 100
1 CORE
3
Total Credits: 14 Total Credits: 17


Sophomore Year

Fall   Spring  
CORE 201 3 CORE 202
3
CHEM 301 4 CHEM 302 4
CHEM 324 4 CHEM 424 4
PHYS 111 or 221 4 PHYS 112 or 222 4
MATH 251 3    
Total Credits: 18 Total Credits: 15


Junior Year

Fall   Spring  
CHEM 401 3 CHEM 402 3
CHEM Elective
3-4 CHEM 216 3
CHEM Elective
3 CHEM 481
1
CORE 3 CORE 3
    CORE 3
Total Credits: 13-14 Total Credits: 15


Senior Year

Fall   Spring  
CHEM 471 4 CHEM 474 or 481
1
CHEM 481
1-3 CHEM 481
1
CORE 3 Science Elective 3
Elective to reach 120 credit hrs
3 Elective *
Research Study 2 Elective *
Total Credits: TBD Total Credits: TBD