Chemistry Area

Those desiring the B.A. degree must take two years of a foreign language. NO foreign language is required for a B.S. degree although the study of German or Russian would be helpful for those desiring to pursue a career in research.

A total of 120 semester hours is required for the baccalaureate degree in Chemistry. Schedule electives to satisfy general education requirements. 

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

First Semester (15 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)

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

Second Semester (13 credit hours)

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

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

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

Third Semester (14 credit hours)

  • CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I (5 credit hours)

  • MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 credit hours)

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

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

Fourth Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours)

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

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

  • CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry (5 credit hours)

Fifth Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 410 Physical Chemistry I (4 credit hours)

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

  • CHE 530 Fundamentals of Biochemistry I (3 credit hours)

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

Sixth Semester (12 credit hours)

  • CHE 420 Physical Chemistry II (4 credit hours)

  • CHE 325 Organic Chemistry II Lab (3 credit hours)

  • CHE 400 Chemical Literature (1 credit hour)

  • CSC 325 Programming in C++ (3 credit hours)
    EGR 140 or CSC 232 may be substituted.

  • CHE 401 Ethics (1 credit hour)

Seventh Semester (6 credit hours)

  • CHE 509 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credit hours)

  • Choose one of the following courses:

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

    • CHE 495 Senior Research (3 credit hours)

Eighth Semester (7 credit hours)

  • CHE 519 Instrumental Analysis (5 credit hours)

  • CHE 510 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2 credit hours)

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