The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate chemistry majors leading to both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The B.S. program rigorously prepares students for advanced work in chemistry or a related discipline, and the degree requirements are consistent with the guidelines for certification by the American Chemical Society. This curriculum provides a broad and comprehensive introduction to core areas of chemistry while promoting depth of understanding in one or more specific fields. B.S. students complete a series of foundation courses in general chemistry, analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Students then complete one or more specializations, or “tracks”, consisting of in-depth courses both in-and-out of the specialization.
The B.A. degree is a more flexible program that provides a comprehensive overview of all areas of chemistry, including laboratory experiences, but can be coupled more easily with other majors or professional career paths.
Both degree programs offer students a solid background in the fundamental principles of chemistry, the properties and reactions of chemical compounds, and their uses.
In Fall 2014 changes were implemented to the undergraduate curriculum. See this link for a letter from Professor Zachary Ball for more information for those students graduating in 2016 and 2017: Undergraduate Curriculum Changes
Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry
The B.S. in Chemistry requires at least 124-credit-hours, including 64-credit-hours of chemistry (below) and at least 60 additional credit hours that satisfy the University's distribution requirements.
The following checklist lists the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry: B.S. Degree Requirements
The following list contains the requirements for the older version of the B.S. in Chemistry. This list will be beneficial to those students who were sophomores/juniors in the 2013-2014 school year and who are completing the older track of courses for their degree: 2013 and Previous Years B.S. Requirements
The General Announcements can also provide information on these degree requirements.