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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 Science
The Bachelor of Science degree—Chemistry prepares students to function as professional chemists or for advanced studies at the graduate level. The Bachelor of Science - Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Requirements include:
CHM 107 General Chemistry I 3 1
CHM 108 General Chemistry II 3 1
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 Chemistry Lab II 2 16
CHM 341 Chemical Thermodynamics and Applications 3
CHM 342 Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry 3
CHM 343 Physical Chemistry Laboratory A 2 6
CHM 344 Physical Chemistry Laboratory B 2 6
CHM 387 Quantitative Analysis 3
CHM 388 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1 3
CHM 401 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHM 481 Instrumental Analysis 3 1
CHM 482 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 06
Plus a biochemistry course, plus at least one elective from 400 level courses.

Requirements (cont.)
MTH 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4
MTH 142 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4
MTH 241 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 4
CSC 171 Introduction to Computer Science I or 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
PHY 160 General Physics I 3
PHY 161 General Physics Lab I 1 3
PHY 162 General Physics II 3
PHY 163 General Physics Lab II 1 3
The requirements for this degree also include additional credit hours from 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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