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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The B.A. degree in Chemistry serves pre-professional students who are preparing themselves for entrance into professional schools.


University requirements and a minimum of 30 hours in the major including the following courses:

Course Number 

Course Title 

Credit Hours

CH 151  Fundamentals of Chemistry I  5
CH 152  Fundamentals of Chemistry II  5
CH 340  Organic Chemistry I  3
CH 341  Organic Chemistry II  3
CH 342  Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  2
CH 343  Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  2
CH 390  Chemical Research  1
CH 391  Chemistry Seminar  1
Required research completed prior to the semester of graduation.
Presentation of portfolio of instrumentation results prior to the semester of graduation.

Two of the following:

CH 320  Analytical Chemistry  3
CH 350  Biochemistry I  3
CH 352  Biochemistry II  3
CH 360  Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  3

CH 380 or

CH 381 

Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry or

Physical Chemistry I


Two of the following:

CH 321  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  1
CH 345  Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory  2
CH 346  Instrumental Analysis  2
CH 347  Physical Chemistry Concepts Laboratory  1
CH 351  Biochemistry Laboratory I  2
CH 353  Biochemistry Laboratory II  2

Required correlated courses

MA 116  College Algebra  3
MA 117  Trigonometry  3

PS 261 or

PS 281 

College Physics I or

General Physics I 


PS 262 or

PS 282 

College Physics II or

General Physics II 


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