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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.


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Programs of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry are as follows:

  1. Professional option.
    This program provides the academic foundation for students who may wish to continue their studies in graduate chemistry, chemical engineering, or biochemistry. Students completing this program with 3 additional advanced chemistry hours and a chemistry GPA of 2.5 or better will be certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
     
  2. Interdisciplinary option.
    This program provides the academic foundation for students who may wish to continue their studies in professional schools of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine or those who desire an emphasis in business, computer science, or other areas.
     
  3. Biochemistry option.
    This program provides the academic foundation for students to continue their studies in the field of biochemistry at the level of graduate biochemistry or graduate biology.  Students will also be able to matriculate into the Research and Development areas of industry and areas of forensic science.

 

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry are as follows:

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours


(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

Major


Additional Advanced Courses - 4 hours


Three additional advanced hours in chemistry, exclusive of CHEM 3504 .

One additional advanced laboratory hour in chemistry is required, exclusive of CHEM 3504 .

Note:


(Those students who wish to continue their studies in graduate biochemistry should take CHEM 4242  and CHEM 4253 .)

American Chemical Society Certification–With Honors


This designation will be awarded to students fulfilling the following:

  1. All regular requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry (Option A) and all the requirements for certification by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  2. Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall; 3.3 in chemistry courses.
  3. A minimum of 4 semester hours must be earned in independent research (CHEM 4911 , CHEM 4922 , CHEM 4933 ); this should be commenced in the junior year or earlier.
  4. Acceptance of a B.S. research paper (covering the undergraduate independent research project) by the chemistry faculty and the chair of the Honors committee.
  5. Presentation of a public lecture on the research paper to the chemistry faculty.

Optional Minor


Option A


Professional Chemistry or Prechemical Engineering:

Mathematics  (See the Chemistry Program Advisor for specific course requirements.) OR
Physics  (see the Chemistry Program Advisor for specific course requirements); OR
Other (see the Chemistry Program Advisor for specific course requirements)

Option B


Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental or Pre-Veterinary - Biology  (See the Health Professions Advisor for specific course requirements.); OR
Business Emphasis - Business Administration ; OR
Computer Science Emphasis - Computer Science 
Others (See your academic advisor.)

Option C


Biology - (See Biology  and the Health Professions Advisor for specific course requirements.)
Others (See your academic advisor.)

Additional Requirements:


Option B


Electives


Additional hours as needed to total a minimum of 120 semester credit hours with a minimum of 33 advanced.

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