College of Health and Science

Chemistry Major (BA Traditional)

Chemistry majors will gain an understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules, properties of materials, and the reactions that convert one molecule or material to another.  The chemistry major prepares students to think critically and quantitatively, reason scientifically, and to understand the experimental methods, techniques, and instrumentation used in chemistry.  Students have the opportunity to gain relevant research experience on campus.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites (not counted in major credit total)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
General Biology I (4)
MAT 135Calculus I4
CHE 115General Chemistry I4
CHE 116General Chemistry II4
CHE 221Organic Chemistry I4
CHE 222Organic Chemistry II4
CHE 326Analytical Chemistry I4
CHE 328Biochemistry I4
CHE 341Thermodynamics4
PHS 221General Physics I (Calc Based)4
PHS 222General Physics II (Calc Based)4
SCI 453Science Senior Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Research and Techniques (4)
Research in Science (Instructor approval required) (4)
Internship in Chemistry (4)
Select 3 credits of the following:3
Biochemistry II (4)
Medicinal Chemistry (3)
Chemistry Teaching Assistant (1)
Total Credits49