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

Course Credit Hours
First Semester 13
CHE 100 Transitions 1
CHE 201 General College Chemistry 5
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry 4
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Second Semester 13
CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I or II 3
Third Semester 14
CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry 5
CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I 5
PHY 130/131 General Physics I 4
Fourth Semester 10
CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II 3
PHY 132/133 General Physics II 4
CSC 235 Programming in C++b 3
Fifth Semester 7
HUM 211 Western Humanities Traditions: Continuity 3
CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation 4
Sixth Semester 5
CHE 403 Basic Physical Chemistry 5
Seventh Semester 6
CHE Elective 3
Choose one of the following courses:
CHE 488 Cooperative Educational Internship 3
CHE 495 Senior Research 3

 *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 requirements and to provide at least 120 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree.
bEGR 140 or SCS 232 may be substituted.