2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.

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The School of Health and Natural Sciences offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. The Bachelor of Science program is designed for students planning graduate study in chemistry and related fields of science or careers as professional chemists. The Bachelor of Arts degree program provides the flexibility that satisfies the objectives of students in Pre- Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Dentistry, other allied health fields, and teaching in secondary schools. A grade of ‘C’ or better must be earned in each Chemistry course, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. Grades in chemistry courses of C- or less cannot be counted toward either chemistry major. Students are strongly advised to retake any course with a D, particularly courses in biology, physics, or mathematics.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemistry is to provide to the industry and the public qualified and highly trained graduates capable of entering local and state employment/institutions of higher learning, as well as teaching chemistry at the high school level. In addition, the program will provide instruction for other majors.


Graduates of the BS Program in Chemistry will

  1. be knowledgeable enough in their field to seek employment or admission to graduate/professional school
  2. have research and communications skills to function in a professional setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS program in Chemistry will be able to

  1. Demonstrate command of facts, theories, and concepts of chemistry,
  2. Function effectively in a laboratory setting by working safely with chemicals and working as a team member
  3. Perform independent research
  4. Use computers and instrumentation effectively
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires at least 121 semester hours for completion.

General Education Core Requirements

Total Credits: 40

Total Credits: 38

Total Credits: 31


Total Credits: 12

Total Credit Hours: 121

Recommended Course Sequence:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credits: 13

Second Semester

Total Credits: 14

Total Credit Hours Required 121

*If students are placed at the second level, the first level may be substituted with an elective.
**Prerequisites and/or placement may be required

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