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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Non-ACS Certified)

This B.S. degree in Chemistry is designed for students receiving a B.S. degree in another science or mathematics who also wish to obtain a major in chemistry. This degree is also suitable for students who would like to pursue chemistry secondary education licensure.


University requirements and a minimum of 38 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 320  Analytical Chemistry  3
CH 321  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  1
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 380 or CH 381  Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry or Physical Chemistry I 3
CH 390  Chemical Research  2
CH 391  Chemistry Seminar  1
Oral presentation of CH 390 research results.
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 350  Biochemistry I  3
CH 352  Biochemistry II  3
CH 360  Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  3
CH 382  Physical Chemistry II  3
CH 386  Inorganic Chemistry  3

Two or more of the following (minimum of 3 hours):

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 390  Chemical Research  1

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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