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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student completes depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  5. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1141)1CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1312])3
US 11001MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3American History Component Code 0603
Elective3 
 14 14
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 2141 (TCCN CHEM 2123)1CHEM 2142 (TCCN CHEM 2125)1
CHEM 2341 (TCCN CHEM 2323)3CHEM 2342 (TCCN CHEM 2325)3
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2426])4
PHYS 1430 (TCCN 2425)4Elective3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
 Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
 15 17
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452
Elective3Advanced Electives3
American History Component Code 0603Minor Advanced Elective3
Minor Advanced Elective3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 16 14
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412
CHEM 42312CHEM Advanced Elective13-4
CHEM 43753Elective3
Minor Advanced Elective3Elective2-3
Elective2 
 16 14
Total Hours: 120
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CHEM 4299 must be taken twice for credit and is required for certification of the degree as approved by the American Chemical Society.