Bachelor Degree in Chemistry

General Requirements

Course Type
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)
Core Curriculum Program
Special Foundations
Chemistry Major
Electives
Hours
2
45
19
52
4
122 total

I. First Year Seminars

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

  • UCCP 1101 - First-Year Seminar I. 1 sem. hrs.
  • UCCP 1102 - First-Year Seminar II. 1 sem. hrs.

II. Core Curriculum Program

Students majoring in chemistry should take Calculus I to fulfill the mathematics requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition, the university computer literacy requirements are met by all chemistry majors through the integration of computer applications and usage in most chemistry laboratory courses and as well as many of the lecture courses. Examples of how students enrolled in chemistry courses use computers are: as a scientific tool to gather physical data in labs using various sensors, and exporting that data to a spreadsheet; performing spreadsheet calculations using these data, which include algebraic, trigonometric, and statistical functions; graphing data using the spreadsheet; embedding graphs in lab reports and other written assignments written with Word; and use the internet for communication related to the course by subscribing to the class list, including using attachments, accessing web related content, and taking online quizzes. See catalog section on University Core Curriculum Programs .
Some of the Core Curriculum courses may also be included in the Special Foundations requirements.
Total: 45


III. Special Foundations

A. General Concentration

  • PHYS 2425 - University Physics I 4 sem. hrs. *
  • PHYS 2426 - University Physics II 4 sem. hrs. *
  • Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science 8 sem. hrs. *
  • MATH 2413 - Calculus I 4 sem. hrs. † *
  • MATH 2414 - Calculus II 4 sem. hrs. *
  • MATH 3470 - Calculus III 4 sem. hrs. *

Total: 16-28†

B. Environmental Concentration

  • Physics, one year with laboratory 8 sem. hrs.
  • Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science 8 sem. hrs.*
  • Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science 8 sem. hrs.*
  • MATH 1442 - Statistics for Life 4 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 2413 - Calculus I 4 sem. hrs. † *
  • MATH 2414 - Calculus II 4 sem. hrs.
  • Physics, one year with laboratory 8 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 1406 - Biology I 4 sem. hrs. *
  • BIOL 1407 - Biology II 4 sem. hrs. *
  • MATH 1442 - Statistics for Life 4 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 2413 - Calculus I 4 sem. hrs. † *
  • MATH 2414 - Calculus II 4 sem. hrs. *

Total: 16-28*

  • Physics, one year with laboratory 8 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 1406 - Biology I 4 sem. hrs. † *
  • BIOL 1407 - Biology II 4 sem. hrs. † *
  • MATH 1442 - Statistics for Life 4 sem. hrs.
  • MATH 2413 - Calculus I 4 sem. hrs. *
  • MATH 2414 - Calculus II 4 sem. hrs. *

Total: 16-28*

Note:

* Twelve of these hours may also be used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum science and mathematics requirements. In that case, the lesser total shown does not include the 12 hours applied to the core.
† Three of these 4-hour science and mathematics courses are required for all Chemistry students: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, and either MATH 1442 or MATH 2413 ). Only the 3 lecture hours of each will apply to the University Core Curriculum. Each one-hour laboratory component will be counted in the Chemistry Major.


IV. Chemistry Major

A. Chemistry General Concentration

  • CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Lab I 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry II 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Lab II 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3411 - Organic Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3412 - Organic Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3417 - Quantitative Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3418 - Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4292 - Senior Chemistry Seminar 2 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4423 - Physical Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4424 - Physical Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4401 - Biochemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4407 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4085 - Major Field Test in Chemistry 0 sem. hrs.

Students should select 10 hours from the following courses: 10

  • CHEM 4443 - Environmental Chemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4402 - Biochemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4409 - Advanced Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4350 - Polymer Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4344 - Chemical Oceanography 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4490 - Special Topics 1-4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4696 - Directed Independent Study 1-6 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4320 - Drugs, Toxins and Natural Products Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.

 

B. Environmental Chemistry Concentration

  • CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Lab I 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry II 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Lab II 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3411 - Organic Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3412 - Organic Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3417 - Quantitative Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3418 - Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4292 - Senior Chemistry Seminar 2 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4423 - Physical Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4424 - Physical Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4443 - Environmental Chemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4344 - Chemical Oceanography 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4085 - Major Field Test in Chemistry 0 sem. hrs.

Students should select 11 hours from the following courses: 11

  • CHEM 4407 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4409 - Advanced Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4350 - Polymer Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4490 - Special Topics 1-4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4696 - Directed Independent Study 1-6 sem. hrs.
  • ESCI 4301 - Environmental Regulations 3 sem. hrs.
  • ESCI 4330 - Oil Spill Prevention and Response 3 sem. hrs.
  • ESCI 4370 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 3 sem. hrs.

Total: 52

C-1. Biochemistry Concentration

  • CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Lab I 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry II 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Lab II 1 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 2416 - Genetics 4 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 2421 - Microbiology 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3411 - Organic Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3412 - Organic Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3417 - Quantitative Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3418 - Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4401 - Biochemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4402 - Biochemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4420 - Physical Biochemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4292 - Senior Chemistry Seminar 2 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4085 - Major Field Test in Chemistry 0 sem. hrs.
  • Biochemistry-related courses as approved by advisor 6 sem. hrs.

Total: 52

C-2. Biochemistry Concentration / Pre-Clinical Chemistry Certification

  • CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry I 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Lab I 1 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry II 3 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Lab II 1 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 2416 - Genetics 4 sem. hrs.
  • BIOL 2421 - Microbiology 4 sem. hrs. OR
  • BIOL 3430 - Physiology 4 sem. hrs. OR
  • BIMS 3401 - Pathophysiology 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3411 - Organic Chemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3412 - Organic Chemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3417 - Quantitative Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 3418 - Instrumental Analysis 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4401 - Biochemistry I 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4402 - Biochemistry II 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4420 - Physical Biochemistry 4 sem. hrs.
  • CHEM 4085 - Major Field Test in Chemistry 0 sem. hrs.

Total: 44

Pre-Clinical Chemistry

  • BIMS 2171 - Medical Terminology 1 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 3102 - Essentials Laboratory for Clinical Laboratory Science 1 sem. hrs.
  • BIMS 3202 - Essentials for Applied Laboratory Sciences 2 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 4297 - Professional Practicum I 2 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 4325 - Clinical Chemistry I 3 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 4326 - Clinical Chemistry II 3 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 4380 - Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory Profession 3 sem. hrs.
  • * BIMS 4382 - Advanced Medical Laboratory Procedures 3 sem. hrs.

Total: 18

D. Physical Science Education Concentration

Information on the physical science education concentration and requirements for teaching certification can be found in the College of Science and Technology: Science, Mathematics and Technology Education section of the catalog.


V. Electives

Courses may be selected from any area to accumulate a total of 120 semester hours with the required number of upper-division hours. In some cases these hours may be used to obtain a minor in another subject.