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University Catalog 2018-2019 
University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.

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For a list of courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

The Chemistry Program is more flexible; it does not require that the student to minor in a specific area. Rather, students choose their own minor which must include at least 18 semester hours. The student also must follow the requirements of the University and the Department in which he/she wishes to minor. This program also allows for more free electives than other chemistry programs. This program is designed to allow a student the option to design a program to fit career and life goals that combine chemistry with other subjects. It is especially relevant for students with nontraditional goals and those transferring from another major who have already accumulated significant hours in another field. It is important for students following the Chemistry Program to plan their course of study in close consultation with their academic advisors.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Semester Hours: 13

Second Semester

Semester Hours: 14-15

1 *Students choosing to take CHEM 3030  must take the prerequisite MATH 2070  , and should take CHEM 3040  as their Advanced Chemistry Elective.

2 Capstone course can be selected from the following: CHEM 4320L - Molecular Structure and Organic Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4310L - Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4080 - Introduction to Research  and CHEM 4083 - Undergraduate Research  sequence (requires permission of the Department Head), and CHEM 4150L - Genomics and Proteomics Laboratory .

Summary: Program In Chemistry

Foundations: 13

Explorations: 21

  • African American Heritage and Legacies (3)
  • Creative Expression and Engagement (3)
  • The Examined Life (3)
  • Faith and Society (3)
  • Human Behavior (3)
  • The Human Past (3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (3 of 4, CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1010D  and CHEM 1011L )

Minor: 18

Free Electives: 16

Total Hours: 120-121

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