Chemistry, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in chemistry provides a background in chemistry. This program will prepare one for a career in chemical and related industries, forensic and environmental science, and secondary science education. This program is also appropriate for medical, dental, optometric, osteopathic, law, and pharmacy schools.

There are no requirements for admission to this degree track, but students are encouraged to begin taking science and math courses as early as possible in their academic careers.

CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lecture3
CHEM 1105General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory2
CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lecture3
CHEM 1106General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory2
CHEM 207Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2207Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 208Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2208Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 205Analytical Chemistry Lec 13
CHEM 2205Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 12
CHEM 307Biochemistry I4
CHEM 316Instrumental Analysis, Lecture 23
CHEM 3316Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Laboratory 22
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry I 13
CHEM 405Seminar 11
CHEM 416Inorganic Chemistry 23
Select a minimum of three credits from the following courses:3
CHEM 220Environmental Chemistry4
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II, Lecture 23
CHEM 308Biochemistry II4
CHEM 3306Physical Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory 22
CHEM 430Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds3
CHEM 401Medicinal Chemistry3
CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 414Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 420Food Chemistry4
CHEM 425Nanomaterial and Microelectronic Fabrication3
CHEM 435Materials Chemistry3
Required Supporting Courses in Math, Physics and Computer Science:19
MATH 192Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 193Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I - Lecture3
or PHYS 130 College Physics I (Lecture)
PHYS 1140Principles of Physics I - Laboratory and recitation1
or PHYS 1130 Physics I Recitation & Laboratory
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II - Lecture3
or PHYS 131 Physics II (Lecture)
PHYS 1141Principles of Physics II - Laboratory and Recitation1
or PHYS 1131 Physics II Recitation & Laboratory
INTD 180Computer Tools For Science and Mathematics3

Offered in fall only.


Offered in spring only. 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4 - 6
MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
CHEM 100
Preparation for General Chemistry (*Can test out of CHEM 100)
or General Chemistry I Lecture and General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory
3 - 5
General Education Tier I Course 3
Semester 2
ENGL 102
English Composition II
or English Composition 2 ESL
4 - 6
MATH 193 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory 2
General Education Tier I Course 3
Semester 1
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2207 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
PHYS 130
College Physics I (Lecture)
or Principles of Physics I - Lecture
PHYS 1130
Physics I Recitation & Laboratory
or Principles of Physics I - Laboratory and recitation
INTD 180 Computer Tools For Science and Mathematics 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
Semester 2
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2208 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
PHYS 131
Physics II (Lecture) ( )
or Principles of Physics I - Lecture
PHYS 1131
Physics II Recitation & Laboratory
or Principles of Physics II - Laboratory and Recitation
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
Semester 1
CHEM 205 Analytical Chemistry Lec 3
CHEM 2205 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Substitute a general education course for 3 credits 3
Semester 2
CHEM 316 Instrumental Analysis, Lecture 3
CHEM 3316 Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Laboratory 2
CHEM 307 Biochemistry I 4
General Education Tier II Course 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
Semester 1
CHEM 305 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 405 Seminar 1
Chemistry Elective 3XX or 4XX 3-4
General Education Tier II Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Semester 2
CHEM 416 Inorganic Chemistry 3
General Education Tier III Course 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
 Total Credits118-125

*To test out of CHEM 100, students must contact the Chemistry Department. Students who take CHEM 100 are recommended CHEM 106/CHEM 1106 in first summer session.  

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Chemistry program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental concepts in: general, organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry.
  2. Quantitatively and qualitatively describe molecular behavior.
  3. Design and conduct laboratory experiments, perform calculations, and interpret results to draw reasonable conclusions.
  4. Demonstrate discipline-specific writing skills.
  5. Use modern library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique.