2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree is available to students who desire a more flexible program than the requirements for the BS in Chemistry curriculum.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 



Major Requirements

Select 10 hours:

chemistry courses numbered above 200

  • must include at least one laboratory course or lecture/laboratory course
  • up to 4 hours of BCMB 401 , BCMB 402 , or GEOL 460  may be applied to the 10 hours


For students planning careers in chemistry, the recommended courses (from the list above) are MATH 141 *-MATH 142 *, PHYS 135 *-PHYS 136 * or PHYS 137 *-PHYS 138 *, and CHEM 473 -CHEM 483 ; although not required, certain additional courses are strongly suggested for students planning to become chemists: MATH 241  and CHEM 230 , CHEM 320 , CHEM 329 , and CHEM 406 *. Because professional chemists need a reading knowledge of foreign languages, intermediate level competency should be acquired in German, French, Russian or Japanese. Students who are undecided about their career goals should consult the head of the department at the earliest opportunity. Unlike the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the regular Bachelor of Science degree is not approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry Honors Concentration

Candidates for the honors concentration must fulfill all of the requirements for either the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or the regular Bachelor of Science degree and must satisfy the following stipulations: