Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A major in Chemistry leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree prepares students for industry, graduate school or professional school (including medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine). This is achieved through a broad-based education that includes exposure to major areas of chemistry including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical. In both the classroom setting and in the laboratory, students will interact directly with our faculty, taking advantage of our small student to faculty ratio. Students interested in earning a teaching certificate in secondary education in Chemistry may follow the approved sequence leading to initial teacher certification offered by our Education Programs Department. The B.S. in chemistry is the best choice for a major for those planning to teach chemistry at the secondary level. Students interested in teaching science at the middle school level need a variety of science courses, including chemistry. Please contact our Education Programs Department for additional information.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Chemistry Engineering

Chemical Health and Safety

Water Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Chemical Information Management Specialist


Program Of Study (32 Credits)

Chemistry Courses

CH 121 General Chemistry I

CH 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory

CH 122 General Chemistry II

CH 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory

CH 221 Organic Chemistry I

CH 221L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CH 222 Organic Chemistry II

CH 222L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CH 241 Analytical Chemistry I

CH 241L Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

CH 242 Analytical Chemistry II

CH 242L Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

CH 321 Physical Chemistry I (with Laboratory)

CH 322 Physical Chemistry II (with Laboratory)

Chemistry Minor (24 credits)

Students wishing to complete a minor in Chemistry are required to take: CH 121, CH 121L, CH 122, CH 122L CH 221, CH 221L, CH 222, CH 222L Any two additional 200-300 level chemistry courses

Required Correlatives: (21 credits)

MA 121 Calculus I

MA 122 Calculus II

SC 131 General Physics I

SC 131L General Physics I Laboratory

SC 132 General Physics II

SC 132L General Physics II Laboratory

SC 302 Internship/Practica

SC 351 Senior Science Seminar I

SC 352 Senior Science Seminar II

Additional electives may be selected from Biology or Chemistry courses.