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The Chemistry and Biochemistry programs prepare students for advanced study in graduate, medical, dental or law schools and/or for employment in chemical and related industries, government or private research laboratories.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry programs educate students as professional chemists who can plan and reason through problem situations and develop responses that are scientifically correct and ethically and socially acceptable.

The Chemistry and Biochemistry curricula provide exceptional opportunities to combine a traditional education with advanced laboratory experiences including undergraduate research.

The undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry programs also provide core curriculum courses for students pursuing other science, engineering, and liberal arts curricula.

Degree Requirements

Chemistry Major-Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to combine a degree in chemistry with another profession, such as secondary education, patent law, or scientific writing. This degree also prepares students to work in technical support positions.

Requirements include:
CHM 107 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 108 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 110 Chemistry Laboratory I 1 13
CHM 112 Chemistry Laboratory II 1 13
CHM 225 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 3
CHM 227 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 229 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 230 Advanced Organic Chemisgtry Lab II 2 16
CHM 333 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 03
CHM 334 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1 03
CHM 341 Chemical Thermodynamics and Applications 3
CHM 342 Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry 3
CHM 387 Quantitative Analysis 3
CHM 388 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1 3
MTH 141 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
MTH 142 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
CSC 171 Introduction to Computer Science I OR 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
PHY 130 General Physics I 3
PHY 131 General Physics I Laboratory 1 3
PHY 132 General Physics II 3
PHY 133 General Physics II Laboratory 1 3
The requirements for this degree also include the University Core Curriculum.

Cooperative Education
The University’s Cooperative Education Program is available to students who major in chemistry or biochemistry. In this program, during the summer following the sophomore year, students are placed with a participating employer for work experience in an industrial chemistry environment. A maximum of three co-op credits can be counted toward graduation.

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