Chemistry Major (B.S.)

This is the major sequence usually leading to advanced studies in the field.

Each chemistry major will have the opportunity to participate in an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The department encourages all majors to become involved in the research program. An honors program in chemistry is also available. Please contact the department chair.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences1
CHM 311Analytical Chemistry (and lab)4
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 328
CHM 332
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHM 435Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 460Biochemistry I3
Chemistry Elective (upper division)3
Select one of the following:4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis (and lab)
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
Major Support Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
Select one of the following:4
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory
Select one of the following:4
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory
Electives
Free Electives24
Total Credit Hours132
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Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
CHM 151
151L
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 152
152L
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles II Lab
4
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
Social Science 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHM 223
223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
4
PHY 105
PHY 103
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Laboratory
4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 224
224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHM 280 Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences 1
PHY 106
PHY 104
General Physics Scientists/Engineers II
and General Physics Laboratory
4
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
CHM 327
CHM 331
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 435 Inorganic Chemistry 3
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 328
CHM 332
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHM elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
First Semester
CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry (and lab) 4
CHM 460 Biochemistry I 3
Religion 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 320
CHM 322
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours132