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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry–General Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – General Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. This program prepares the graduate for the many diverse career opportunities available to the chemist in government, private industry and academia.

General chemistry is similar to the research chemistry program but with greater flexibility for the addition of electives during the senior year. It also provides excellent preparation for professional or graduate schools, or for a career in industry. 

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – General Chemistry must complete the minimum course requirements as indicated. Deviation from the recommended program can be made only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the concurrence of the department head.

Because the subject matter in general chemistry forms a critically important foundation for all of the advanced chemistry courses, both CHM 1101 and CHM 1102 must be passed with grades of at least C before taking any other chemistry courses.

Freshman Year

FALL CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
BUS 1301 Basic Economics 3
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1* 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
  15


SPRING CREDITS
CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2* 4
COM 1102 Writing about Literature 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   16

*Credit can be obtained based on College Board Advanced Placement examinations taken prior to enrollment at Florida Tech. Students interested in receiving advanced-placement credit for chemistry should take the College Board Advanced Chemistry examination and request that the results be sent to Florida Tech.

Sophomore Year

FALL  CREDITS
CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 2
CHM 3301 Analytical Chemistry 1 3
CHM 3311 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 2
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
  17


SPRING
CREDITS
CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2012 Organic Chemistry Lab 2 2
CHM 2100 Computer Applications in Chemistry 2
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2  1
  Humanities Core Course** 3
  18

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
CHM 3001 Physical Chemistry 1 3
CHM 3011 Physical Chemistry Lab 1 2
COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems 1
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
  Humanities Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
  16


SPRING CREDITS
CHM 3002 Physical Chemistry 2 3
CHM 3012 Physical Chemistry Lab 2 2
CHM 3302 Analytical Chemistry 2 3
CHM 3312 Analytical Chemistry Lab 2 2
  Social Science Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
  16

Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
CHM 4001 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 4800 Undergraduate Research 1 (Q) 3
CHM 4900 Chemistry Seminar 0
  Humanities Elective 3
  Restricted Electives (CHM) 6
  15


SPRING CREDITS
CHM 4611 Advanced Laboratory Techniques 2
CHM 4900 Chemistry Seminar 0
  Free Elective 3
  Restricted Elective (CHM) 3
  Technical Electives 6
  14

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 127

Restricted Electives (CHM)
CREDITS
CHM 4002 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHM 4111 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 4304 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 4500 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 4550 Polymer Chemistry 3

The technical electives are selected in consultation with the student's advisor.

**Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern 
HUM 2142  World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2212  British and American Literature 1 
HUM 2213  British and American Literature 2 
HUM 2331  American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era 
HUM 2332  American History: From Reconstruction to the Present 

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

Dual-degree Option in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

This option requires approximately one additional year of study and allows the student to complete bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and chemical engineering.