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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Degree, Pre-Professional

B.A. Plan A

 

Pre-Professional Option

 

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 is frequently the choice of pre-professional students because it allows a wide range of elective courses to fulfill the degree requirements.  It is designed specifically for those students planning to attend medical, dental, veterinary, physician's assistant, or other professional programs.  The general pre-professional requirements include 2 years of Chemistry and 1 year each of Biology, Physics, and English, with Biochemistry strongly recommended.  These requirements would make Chemistry an appropriate major.

 

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

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

  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 applied to chemistry;

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

  6. 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 124-130 in undergraduate catalogue)

  • Core Area A must include MATH 1113*

  • Core Area C:  foreign language is recommended

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

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Core Area F:  Courses specific to the major

CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1230K

CHEM 1212K or CHEM 2422 and 2422L

MATH 2644

BIOL 1107 and 1107L

MATH credit from Area A and D

 

4

4

4

4

2

18

Concentration

Courses from the major:

 

CHEM 2411 and 2411L (if not in Area F)

CHEM 3422 and 3422L

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

4

3

3

3

6

 

 

 

4

3

30-34

Minor

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

BIOL 1108

BIOL 2134 and 2134L

Biology Electives (3000 level or above)

 

 

 

4

4

9

15-18

     
Electives   8-15
     
TOTAL   120
 

General Restrictions:  A maximum of 3 hours of research allowed in the degree program.  Students in this program must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and only one D is permitted in courses used to satisfy the major.  Six (6) hours of WAC courses are required.

 

**Chemistry Electives:  The following courses are not allowed:  CHEM 3130, CHEM 3140, CHEM 4083, CHEM 4084, and CHEM 4185.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Plan of Study for B.A. in Chemistry, Pre-Professional

 

This semester-wise plan is designed to ensure that students take Chemistry courses and their pre-requisites and other required courses in a timely fashion to graduate in four years. 

  

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

BIOL 1107/1107L Principles of Biology I

4

BIOL 1108/1108L Principles of Biology II

4

 

 

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

 

SOPHOMORE FALL

 

SOPHOMORE SPRING

 

CHEM 2411/2411L Organic Chem I

4

CHEM 2422/2422L Organic Chem II

4

MATH 2644 Calculus II

4

CHEM 2130 Chem Sophomore Seminar

1

CHEM 3310 Analytical Chemistry

4

BIOL 2134/2134L - Molecular Cell Biology

4

FORL 1002 Foreign Language

3

FORL 2001 Foreign Language

3

 

 

Core (World History)

3

Total

15

Total

15

 

JUNIOR FALL

 

JUNIOR SPRING

 

CHEM 4711 Biochemistry

3

CHEM Elective (MCAT Prep)

3

PHYS 1111 OR 2211

4

PHYS 1112 OR 2212

4

BIOL Elective (Human Physiology)

4

BIOL > 3000 Biology Elective

3

CORE (POLS 1101 American Government)

3

Core (PHIL 2110 Critical Thinking)

3

Elective > 3000

3

Core B2

1

Total

17

Total

14

 

SENIOR FALL

 

SENIOR SPRING

 

CHEM 3510 Survey of Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 4610 Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM Elective

3

BIOL > 3000 Biology Elective

3

CS 1300 or MATH 2654

4

Core (History)

3

Core (Area C)

3

Core (Area E4)

3

Elective > 3000

2

Elective > 3000

3

 

15

 

15

 

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