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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry B.A./B.S.

The BS degree in chemistry consists of two programs: the chemistry program and the chemical science program.

The chemistry program is the preferred program for students who are preparing for graduate study in chemistry or who plan for employment as chemists. This program leads to the professional degree in chemistry as approved by the American Chemical Society.

The chemical science program serves students who want a strong background in chemistry but who do not require as much specialization as provided by the chemistry program.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements

Students majoring in chemistry must earn grades of C or better in all courses prescribed for this curriculum as outlined below. A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. The BA program is obtained by following the curriculum for the BS degrees with the additional foreign language requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Chemistry program

Choose from the following:


Biochemistry (3 credit hours)

Physics (10 credit hours)


Either CHM 711 or 712 may be replaced with:

  • CHM 752

Alternatively, CHM 711 or 712 may be replaced with:

  • BIOCH 755, 756, and 765, in which case CHM 657 may be taken for 1 or 2 credits.

Chemical science program

Biochemistry (5 credit hours)

Physics (8 credit hours)

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)