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. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Majors 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 elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. 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 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1342 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 14 14
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 24724PHYS 24254
PHYS 14304ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 Electives3
 15 17
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Elective3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
Minor Advanced Elective3Minor Advanced Elective3
 16 14
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412
CHEM 42312CHEM Advanced Elective13-4
CHEM 43753Electives3
Minor Advanced Elective3Electives2-3
Electives2 
 16 14
Total Hours: 120