Chemistry Major

Students desiring the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry must take two years (four semester classes) of a foreign language. No foreign language is required for students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree; however, the study of German or Russian will be helpful to students seeking 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 Sequencea


First Year
First Semester Hrs.     Second Semester
CHE 100 Transitions 1   CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5
CHE 201 General College Chemistry 5
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry 4   CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I or II 3
COM 161 Intro to Public Speaking 3      
Second Year
First Semester
Hrs.      Second Semester
CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry 5      CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I 5   PHY 132/133 General Physics II 4
PHY 130/131 General Physics I 4   CSC 235 Programming in C++b 3
Third Year
First Semester
Hrs.   Second Semester
HUM 211 Western Humanities Traditions: Continuity 3   CHE 403 Basic Physical Chemistry 5
CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation 4      
Fourth Year
First Semester
Hrs.      Second Semester
CHE Elective 3         
CHE 488 Cooperative Educational Internship -or-
CHE 495 Senior Research

*One minor is required for B.A or B.S. degree.
aElectives should be chosen to complete the requirement for a minor in another discipline. Students are encouraged to begin work on a minor by the start of the sophomore year. Schedule electives to complete the university studies requriements and to provide at least 120 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree.
bEGR 140 or SCS 232 may be substituted.