Chemistry, Bachelor of Science

Degree:Bachelor of Science B.S.
Majors:Chemistry B.S.
Chemistry/Biochemistry B.S.
Department:Building 58C, Room 204
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:40.0501
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S. specializations in Chemistry and Chemistry/Biochemistry have been approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and consist of courses designed to offer training in the fundamentals of chemistry. Opportunities exist for the student to take courses to prepare for a wide variety of careers in chemistry and related fields. The B.S. program is recommended for students wishing to enter graduate programs in chemistry or to find employment as professional chemists.

Students interested in obtaining certification to teach this subject area in secondary education need to contact an advisor in this department to carefully plan the course work to satisfy degree and some teacher certification requirements. A degree in this major is required for participation in teacher education certification options.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Chemistry must meet the requirements listed below.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

A grade of “C-” or better is required in all common prerequisites. No grade below a “C-” in a major course may be applied toward graduation.

Chemistry B.S. and Chemistry/Biochemistry B.S. specialization majors must complete the following for ACS certification:

PHY 2048Calculus-Based Physics I3
PHY 2049Calculus-Based Physics II3
BCH 3033+LBiochemistry I (+Lab)4

Chemistry/Biochemistry, B.S. Specialization majors must also take the following for ACS certification:

One of the following:4
Genetics (+Lab)
Microbiology (+Lab)
Plus one additional course in biochemistry3