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Degree Requirements

The Department offers three different degree options for students interested in chemistry. The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, based on course requirements endorsed by the American Chemical Society, is the recommended program for students going on to graduate school in Chemistry or immediately entering the job market following graduation. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry allows for a greater degree of flexibility with the scheduling of certain upper-level courses and may readily paired with another degree (i.e., B.A. in Biology) if desired. The Associate of Arts degree in Chemistry provides additional curricular support to students majoring in other fields.

A student seeking a degree in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or above in all Chemistry courses.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

  • Chemistry (42 hours):  CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L, 301, 304, 313/313L, 314/314L, 358/358L, 385, 411-412 (3 hours), 415/415L, and 2 hours of advanced topics
  • Supporting Courses (22 hours):  PHY 141/141L, 142/142L; MAT 151, 152, 201
  • MAT 202 is strongly recommended
  • Computer Literacy: (3 hours): CIS 111 or Departmental Computer Literacy Test
  • A student seeking a degree in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or above in all Chemistry courses
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHEMISTRY
  • Chemistry (37 hours):  CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L, 301, 313/313L, 415/415L; 12 hours of electives from among: CHE 304, 314/314L, 330/330L, 358/358L, 370, 385/385L, 411, 412, 425, 435
  • Supporting Courses (18 hours):  PHY 141/141L, 142/142L or 121/121L, 122/122L; MAT 151, 152
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111 or Departmental Computer Literacy Test
  • A student seeking a degree in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or above in all Chemistry courses
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHEMISTRY
  • Chemistry Courses (23 hours):  CHE 111/111L, 113/113L,  220/220L, 240/240L, and at least seven hours of CHE courses at the 300 level or higher 
  • Supporting Courses (12 hours):  6 credit hours in MAT (not including MAT 115, 121, 122, 125); CIS 111; and an additional 3 credit hours in Science, Mathematics, or Computer Information Systems approved by the Chairperson of the Chemistry Department.  If the Departmental Computer Literacy Test is passed, then an additional Science or Mathematics course may be substituted for the Computer Information Systems course.
  • A student seeking a degree in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or above in all Chemistry courses