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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Degree

B.A. Plan B

 

General

 

The B.A. degree in Chemistry emphasizes the liberal arts with specialization in chemistry and offers the opportunity to develop a broad background for students preparing for a variety of careers or planning to enter professional school in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, law or business.

 

This degree option has at its core a number of fundamental courses in chemistry around which students with interest in other fields may build a broad-based curriculum.  Combining this degree with minors or second majors prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in addition to standard laboratory positions and include the following:  with business- technical sales; with biology or geology- environmental studies; with geology- geochemistry; with environmental studies- industrial hygiene; with political science followed by law school- patent law; with English- technical writing in newspaper, magazines, or technical manuals; with education- middle school and/or high school teaching.

 

Upon completion of this degree program the student will have acquired:

  1. competence in the basic content of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry and biochemistry;

  2. the ability to carry out experimental protocols, and analyze and interpret data;

  3. the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written presentations;

  4. proficiency in the use of appropriate computer applications and information technology as related to chemistry;

  5. adequate preparation to compete successfully in a professional school or a science-related career;

  6. an understanding of the impact of chemistry in a global/societal context.

 

 

click on chemistry course numbers for descriptions
   

Hours

Core Areas A,B,C,D,& E

(see pages 128-134 in undergraduate catalogue)

  • Core Area A must include MATH 1113*

  • Core Area D must include MATH 1634* and PHYS 1111 or 2211, PHYS 1112 or 2212 is recommended     (*2 hrs moved to Area F)

  42

Core Area F:  Courses specific to the major

CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1230K

CHEM 1212K or CHEM 2422 and 2422L

CHEM 2411 and 2411L

MATH 2644

MATH credit from Area A and D

 

4

4

4

4

2

18

Concentration

Courses from the major:

 

CHEM 3422 and 3422L (if not in Area F)

CHEM 3310K

CHEM 3510 or 3521 or 3522

CHEM 4610

CHEM 4711

CHEM electives**

 

Courses from supporting disciplines:

 

CS 1300

Foreign Language 2001

 

 

 

 

0-4

4

3

3

3

6

 

 

 

4

3

26-30

Minor

15-18 total hours with 9 hours at 3000-level or above

 

 

 

15-18

     
Electives   12-19
7-11 hours must be at 3000 level or above
   
TOTAL   120
 

General Restrictions:  Only one D is permitted in a major course counted toward graduation.  A maximum of 3 hours of research is allowed in the degree program.  Six (6) hours of WAC courses are required.

 

**Chemistry Electives:  The following courses are not allowed:  CHEM 3130,  CHEM 4083, and CHEM 4084.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Plan of Study for B.A. in Chemistry

 

Of all the programs in Chemistry, the B.A. offers the most flexibility and thus, this is only a suggestive format.  Courses designed for the minor may have necessary prerequisites which would alter this proposed plan.  The chemistry, math, and physics courses were purposefully placed taking into account pre-requisites, yet leave room for rearrangement in various core areas and credits toward the minor.

  

FRESHMAN FALL

 

FRESHMAN SPRING

 

CHEM 1211 Principles of Chem I

4

CHEM 1212 - Principles of Chem II

4

MATH 1113 PreCalculus

4

MATH 1634 Calculus I

4

ENGL 1101 English Composition I

3

ENGL 1102 English Composition II

3

Core Area B

3

Core Area C

3

Core Area B

 

 

Total

15

Total

14

 

SOPHOMORE FALL

 

SOPHOMORE SPRING

 

CHEM 2411/2411L Organic Chem I

4

CHEM 3422/3422L Organic Chem II

4

MATH 2644 Calculus II

4

CS 1300 or MATH 2654

4

PHYS 1111 OR 2211

4

PHYS 1112 OR 2212

4

FORL 1002 Foreign Language

3

FORL 2001 Foreign Language

3

 

 

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

 

JUNIOR FALL

 

JUNIOR SPRING

 

CHEM 3510 Survey of Physical Chemistry

  3

CHEM 4610 Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 3310K Analytical Chemistry

4

CHEM Elective

3

HIST 1111 or 1112

3

HIST 2111 or 2112

3

Course Minor

3

Course Minor

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

16

Total

15

 

SENIOR FALL

 

SENIOR SPRING

 

CHEM 4711 Biochemistry

3   

CHEM Elective

3

POLS 1101 - American Government

3

Course Minor

3

Course Minor

3

Course Minor 3

Course Minor

3

Core Area E4

3

Elective

3

Elective 3000

3

 

15

 

15

 

Click on course number to link to the respective chemistry course description and prerequisites.