B.A. in Chemistry

This program is for students interested in a career in the life or health sciences, physical sciences related to chemistry, or in teaching chemistry in secondary school. Students who anticipate graduate study in chemistry should elect the B.S. Chemistry Program.

Program Requirements (32-33 semester hours)

Highly recommended for first year students:

  • CHM 147 Introductory Seminar (1)

All of these:

  • CHM 141, 141H or CHM 141R (3)
  • CHM 142, 142M or 142H College Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 144M or 144H (or with approval CHM 144 College Chemistry Lab) (2)
  • CHM 145M or 145H (or with approval CHM 145 College Chemistry Laboratory) (2)
  • CHM 251, 252 Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors (3, 3)
  • CHM 254, 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors (2, 2)
  • CHM 375 Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • CHM 451 or 471 AND CHM 452 or 472 Physical Chemistry/Biophysical Chemistry I II (3, 3)
  • CHM 491 Chemistry in Societal Issues or CHM 492 Independent Research Capstone in Chemistry (3)

Related Hours (28 required)

All of these:

  • MTH 151, 251 Calculus I, II (5, 4) or equivalents
  • PHY 191 General Physics I with lab (5)
  • PHY 192 General Physics II with lab (5)

Additional science courses:

  • Nine (9) credit hours at the 200 level or above in one of the following departments: CHM, GLG, MBI, PHY, PCE, STA, and BIO.

Choices can also be made from

  • MTH 222 (3), MTH 231 (3), MTH 245 (3) MTH 252 (4), and MTH 347.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses:

  • CHM 255, CHM 375 and CHM 491 or 492