Chemistry Polymer and Materials Science Track

Minor is required for B.A. or B.S. degree. Physics minor is strongly suggested.

Electives should be chosen to complete the requirement for a minor in another discipline. Students are encouraged to begin work on a minor by at least the start of the sophomore year. Schedule electives to complete the university studies requirements and provide 120 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

First Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 100 Transitions (1 credit hour)

  • CHE 201 General College Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry (4 credit hours)

  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

Second Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 credit hours)

  • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 credit hours)

  • CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I or II (3 credit hours)

Third Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I (5 credit hours)

  • MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 credit hours)

  • HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity (3 credit hours)

Fourth Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours)

  • CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion (4 credit hours)

  • PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Lab (1 credit hour)

Fifth Semester (12 credit hours)

  • CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation (4 credit hours)

  • EGR 240 Thermodynamics I (3 credit hours)

  • PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism and Light (4 credit hours)

  • PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism and Light Lab (1 credit hour)

Sixth Semester (9 credit hours)

  • PHY 370 Introduction to Modern Physics (3 credit hours)

  • EGR 375 Materials Science (3 credit hours)

  • CSC 235 Programming in C++ (3 credit hours)
    EGR 140 or CSC 232 may be substituted.

Seventh Semester (9 credit hours)

  • CHE 576 Polymer Chemistry (3 credit hours)

  • PHY Elective (3 credit hours)
    PHY 235, 236, 255 and 256 count towards a PHY minor, eleven additional hours are required to complete the PHY minor; otherwise, twenty-one hours are required to complete a minor.

  • Choose one of the following courses:

    • CHE 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (3 credit hours)

    • CHE 495 Senior Research (3 credit hours)

Eighth Semester (6 credit hours)

  • CHE 503 Industrial Chemistry (3 credit hours)

  • PHY Elective (3 credit hours)
    PHY 235, 236, 255 and 256 count towards a PHY minor, eleven additional hours are required to complete the PHY minor; otherwise, twenty-one hours are required to complete a minor.

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