B. S. Chem. (ACS-cert. in Chemistry)
This degree is usually taken by students preparing for careers as professional chemists, and by those intending to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry. This program is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training. Graduates with this degree are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Approved descriptions for all chemistry courses are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. More details can be found by clicking on links in the list below.
The B. S. Chem. degree requires 42 - 43 hours in chemistry courses, 11 - 12 hours in mathematics courses, 8 hours in physics courses and one upper division ethics course as listed below.
- CHEM 1110 & 1111: General Chemistry 1 Lecture and Laboratory
- CHEM 1120 & 1121: General Chemistry 2 Lecture and Laboratory
- CHEM 3111: Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM 3211 & 3201: Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
- CHEM 3310 & 3301: Foundations of Organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
- CHEM 3411: Foundations of Physical Chemistry
- CHEM 3511 & 3501: Foundations of Bio-organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
- Nine additional upper division hours in CHEM lecture courses
- Two upper division CHEM laboratory courses
- CHEM 4901, 4902, & 4903: Chemical Research 1, 2, & 3
- CHEM 4999: Senior Survey
- MATH 1910: Calculus 1
- MATH 1920: Calculus 2
- One additional course from MATH 2110, 2701, 4721, 4611 or 4635
- PHYS 2110 & 2111 or PHYS 2010 & 2011: General Physics 1 Lecture and Laboratory
- PHYS 2120 & 2121 or PHYS 2020 & 2021: General Physics 2 Lecture and Laboratory
Students wishing to earn the Biochemistry concentration in this degree must complete the following additional requirements.
- BIOL 1110 & 1111: General Biology 1
- BIOL 1120 & 1121: General Biology 2
- One course from BIOL 3130, BIOL 3500, or CHEM 4512
- CHEM 4511 must be chosen to meet one of the additional CHEM lecture requirements
- CHEM 4501 must be chosen as one of the upper division CHEM laboratory courses
- The additional MATH course must include Statistics and/or Probability
Graduates must also satisfy the University General Education requirements (30 hours in addition to the courses listed above) and elective credits to complete a total of 120 hours for the B. S. Chem degree.