Research Chemistry Major
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry–Research Chemistry
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|CHM 2002||Organic Chemistry 2||3|
|CHM 2012||Organic Chemistry Lab 2||2|
|COM 2223||Scientific and Technical Communication||3|
|PHY 2002||Physics 2||4|
|PHY 2092||Physics Lab 2||1|
|Humanities Core Course*||3|
|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|
|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|
|BIO 4010||Biochemistry 1||4|
|CHM 4001||Inorganic Chemistry 1||3|
|CHM 4700||Physical Biochemistry||1|
|CHM 4900||Chemistry Seminar||0|
|CHM 4910||Senior Thesis in Chemistry 1 (Q)||3|
|Restricted Electives (CHM)||6|
|CHM 4002||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHM 4611||Advanced Laboratory Techniques||2|
|CHM 4901||Senior Research Seminar (Q)||1|
|CHM 4911||Senior Thesis in Chemistry 2 (Q)||3|
|Restricted Elective (CHM)||3|
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 128
|*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.
|Restricted Electives (CHM)||CREDITS|
|CHM 4111||Advanced Physical Chemistry||3|
|CHM 4304||Advanced Analytical Chemistry||3|
|CHM 4500||Advanced Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHM 4550||Polymer Chemistry||3|
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.
This option allows the student to complete bachelor's degrees in both chemistry and STEM education (see Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies).