Chemistry Degree Requirements

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Chemistry: - This area of study prepares students for employment as researchers in industry in a variety of fields from the synthetic to the analytical. The degree is also designed to give students who wish to pursue a doctorate in the chemical sciences, or a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D), a solid foundation for the rigors of those post-graduate processes.

All students are required to complete 126 credit hours of university level classes. Students must complete 59 hours of chemistry courses and 67 hours of liberal arts courses. The chemistry course requirements are shown below, check out the course descriptions for more details.

Chemistry Major Core Requirements - 53 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following chemistry courses: -

Course Code

Course Name

Number of

Credit Hours

Semester/Year Offered

CHEM 123

General Chemistry I

4

Every Fall

CHEM 124

General Chemistry II

4

Every Spring

CHEM 221

Quantitative Analysis

5

Even year Fall

CHEM 300

Organic Chemistry I

4

Every Fall

CHEM 310

Organic Laboratory Techniques

2

Every Fall

CHEM 311

Laboratory Safety & Maintenance

1

Even Year Spring

CHEM 320

Organic Chemistry II

4

Every Spring

CHEM 323

Inorganic Chemistry

3

Odd year Spring

CHEM 330

Organic Synthesis & Spectroscopy

2

Every year Spring

CHEM 427

Physical Chemistry I

4

Odd year Fall

MATH 145

Calculus I

4

Every Year Fall

PHYS 221

University Physics I

4

Every year Fall

PHYS 221L

University Physics I Lab

1

Every Year Fall

PHYS 222

University Physics II

4

Every year Spring

PHYS 222L

University Physics II Lab

1

Every Year Spring


The student must complete 6 hours from the following courses: -

Course Code

Course Name

Number of

Credit Hours

Semester/Year Offered

CHEM 299

Undergraduate Research

1-2

On Demand

CHEM 322

Molecular Spectroscopy

2

On Demand

CHEM 410

Biochemistry I

3

Odd year Fall

CHEM 420

Biochemistry II

3

Even Year Spring

CHEM 422

Instrumental Chemical Analysis

4

On Demand

CHEM 428

Physical Chemistry II

3

On Demand

CHEM 499

Research Project

2-4

On Demand