Research Chemistry Major

7034
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7034 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No 
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Research Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The research chemistry major prepares the graduate for the many diverse career opportunities available to the chemist in government, private industry and academia.

Research chemistry majors receive an ACS-certified degree by following this program plan. The research chemistry major is the best choice for those who wish to pursue an advanced degree after graduation and are interested in a career in chemical research. This program features a full year of undergraduate research during the senior year.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Research 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.

To enter the senior year of the research chemistry option, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all chemistry courses at the end of the fall semester of the junior year is required.

Freshman Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 1301 Basic Economics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3301 Analytical Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3311 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2001 Calculus 3
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2012 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • CHM 3001 Physical Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3011 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • CHM 3002 Physical Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3012 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3302 Analytical Chemistry 2: Instrumentation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3312 Analytical Chemistry 2: Instrumentation Laboratory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • BIO 4010 Biochemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4001 Inorganic Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4700 Physical Biochemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4900 Chemistry Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4910 Senior Thesis in Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (CHM) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • CHM 4002 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4550 Polymer Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4611 Advanced Laboratory Techniques 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4901 Senior Research Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4911 Senior Thesis in Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (CHM) Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 128
Restricted Electives
  • CHM 4111 Advanced Physical Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4304 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 4500 Advanced Organic Chemistry
    Credit Hours: 0