Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Chemistry

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirement

  1. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
US 11001ENG 13203
COMM 13103HIST 13103
ENG 13103MATH 24714
POSI 23103 
 14 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 24724PHYS 24254
PHYS 14304Select one of the following:3
English Literature13 
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 15 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452
HIST 13203POSI 23203
Elective2,33Social and Behavioral Sciences13
Minor Advanced Elective2,33Minor Advanced Elective2,33
 16 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412
CHEM 42312CHEM Advanced Elective43-4
CHEM 43753Electives2,33
Minor Advanced Elective2,33Electives2,32-3
 16 14
Total Hours: 120

See the Core Curriculum section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements. 


A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.


Students should consult a departmental or academic advisor before selecting a minor.


CHEM 4299 must be taken twice for credit and is required for certification of the degree as approved by the American Chemical Society.