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BS in Chemistry

Overview:

The Chemistry program is designed to provide an educational experience with considerable depth in science and mathematics.

The major in Chemistry leading to the Bachelor of Science degree consists of a group of core courses covering the five areas of chemistry (organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry) and the choice of one of two possible tracks in general chemistry or environmental chemistry. The general track is suited for students who wish to seek employment as a chemist in the public or private sector or intend to work in basic or applied research in chemistry. The environmental chemistry track is suited for students who wish to apply training and knowledge in chemistry to solving environmental problems. Both tracks prepare students for graduate studies in chemistry or in closely related fields.

Natural science requirement
The natural science requirement is met with CHEM 101 with 101L, or CHEM 111 with 111L.

Writing-intensive course requirement
The writing-intensive course requirement is met with CHEM 305.

Requirements:

Students are required to complete 35 hours in the Chemistry track or 39 hours in the Environmental Chemistry track.

Core:

CHEM 111, 111L Chemistry Principles I & Lab
CHEM 112, 112L Chemistry Principles II & Lab
CHEM 303, 303L Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 305, 305L Quantitative Analysis & Lab
CHEM 307, 307L Instrumental Analysis & Lab
CHEM 308, 308L Physical Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 320 - Inorganic Chemistry

Plus either

CHEM 401, 401L - Biochemistry & Lab

OR

CHEM 403, 403L - Advanced Biochemistry I & Lab

Plus one of the following tracks

General Chemistry track:

CHEM 304, 304L Organic Chemistry II & Lab
CHEM 309, 309L Physical Chemistry II & Lab
BIOL 209 Principles of Biology

Plus 4 hours of biology at the 200 level or above

Plus Physical Sciences II Concentration/Minor

PHYS 101, 101L General Physics I & Lab
PHYS 102, 102L General Physics II & Lab
MATH 121 Calculus I
MATH 122 Calculus II
CSCI 131 Scientific Computer Programming

Environmental Chemistry track:

BIOL 208 Principles of Biology I OR BIOL 209 Principles of Biology II

Plus

BIOL 307 Introduction to Microbiology OR BIOL 309 Marine Biology I

Plus

POLS 340 Environmental Politics OR PHIL 325 Environmental Philosophy

Plus

CHEM 406, 406L Environmental Chemistry & Lab
ENVR 101, 101L Environmental Science & Lab
ENVR 302, 302L Soil and Water Science & Lab
ENVR 460 Environmental Science Seminar

Plus Physical Sciences IV Minor:

PHYS 101, 101L General Physics I & Lab
PHYS 102, 102L General Physics II & Lab
MATH 121 Calculus I
ENVR 220 Data Analysis for Natural Sciences

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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