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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.

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 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

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
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1
   Humanities Core Course* 3
   16

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
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
   17

  

SPRING CREDITS
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
   Free Elective 3
   Restricted Elective (CHM) 3
   15

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

Dual-degree Options

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.

STEM Education

This option allows the student to complete bachelor's degrees in both  chemistry and STEM education (see Department of Education and  Interdisciplinary Studies).