May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Chemistry, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry provides flexibility in the study of chemistry and is recommended for students preparing for secondary certification, dual majors, or those planning to pursue graduate work outside of chemical sciences (e.g., law, M.B.A., public policy). The flexibility of this program is also suitable for students transferring from other colleges who wish to pursue a degree in Chemistry. Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry also pursue health profession degrees and other chemistry-related graduate degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes


1)  Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in chemistry and its subdisciplines, including physical, organic, inorganic, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry.
2)  Students will demonstrate the ability to design, carry out, and interpret the results of an experiment in two subdisciplines of chemistry, including the determination and reporting of experimental uncertainties.
3)  Students will demonstrate the ability to design and carry out a synthetic scheme including the full structural characterization of the products.
4)  Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate (both orally and written) the results of an experiment including the use of modern library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique, or an issue relating to chemistry.
5)  Students will demonstrate that they know and can follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling, use, and disposal of chemicals.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 52-58


Basic Requirements: (39-42 Credits)


Footnotes


* Students working toward Adolescence Certification in Chemistry and General Science may substitute INTD 300 - Topics in Secondary Education: Science  

Related Requirements: (16 Credits)


Sample Course Map


For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022: please select the bulletin year in which you entered the college (matriculated) at the top right of this page.

Curriculum Map

Total Credit Hours: 120


*Students meet the Physical Chemistry requirement by taking either CHEM 320  and CHEM 322  (Physical Chemistry I and II) or CHEM 324  (Principles of Physical Chemistry). An additional 3 credit 300-level chemistry course must be taken if the CHEM 320 /CHEM 322  option is used. Two additional 3 credit 300-level chemistry courses must be taken if the CHEM 324  option is used. Two 300-level chemistry laboratory courses are required. One of these laboratories must be either CHEM 313  or CHEM 331 . The second laboratory course must be either CHEM 342  or CHEM 361 .
**Students working toward Adolescence Certification in Chemistry and General Science may substitute INTD 300 Topics in Secondary Education: Science  for CHEM 351 .

Note: Variation in the order of courses is possible, depending upon prereqisties.  Consult course information in the bulletin or your academic advisor to customize your eight semester plan.  

KEY - Participation in a Global Society (PGS)


Attributes:

Sub Areas

Abbreviation Definition
DPP Diversity, Pluralism, Power
WCV World Cultures & Values
CGC Contemporary Global Challenges
CAI Creativity & Innovation
SST Sustainability

Learning Areas

Abbreviation Definition
ARTS Arts
HUMA Humanities
SOSC Social Science

 

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