Course Requirements for our Chemistry Majors


Three chemistry majors are described here:

BS Science Degree (Generalist Track)
BS Chemistry (Professional Track)
BS Chemistry (Biochemistry Track)

The Field of Concentration for Degree of Bachelor of Science "Generalist
Track"
(Total of 35 - 38 credit hours of chemistry + 16 credit hours of
prerequisites = 51 - 54 total hrs)
A. Chemistry Major: 35 - 38 semester hours composed of:

General Chemistry I (Chm 203) and General Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
204)

Either: Honors Chemistry (Chm 285) and Honors Chemistry Laboratory (Chm
286)

Or: General Chemistry II (Chm 205) and General Chemistry II Laboratory
(Chm 206) PLUS Quantitative Analysis (Chm 315)

Organic Chemistry I (Chm 321) and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
322)

Organic Chemistry II (Chm 323) and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Chm
324)

Mathematical Concepts in Chemistry (Chm 532)

Physical Chemistry I (Chm 341) and Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
342)

Instrumental Analysis (Chm 456) and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
(Chm 466).

One additional laboratory elective from this list:

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (Chm 351, 2 credit hours)
Biochemistry Laboratory (Chm 382, 2 credit hours)
Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (Chm 444, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy (Chm 548, 2 credit hours)

Additional lecture elective(s) totaling 3 or more credit hours from this
list:

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (Chm 351, 2 credit hours)
Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Chm 381, 3 credit hours)
Biochemistry Laboratory (Chm 382, 2 credit hours)
Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (Chm 421, 3 credit hours)
Chemical Thermodynamics (Chm 445, 2 credit hours)
Statistical Mechanics (Chm 446, 2 credit hours)
Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules (Chm 447, 2 credit hours)
Group Theory (Chm 448, 2 credit hours)
Inorganic Chemistry I (Chm 451, 3 credit hours
Chemical Literature (Chm 470, 1 credit)
Inorganic Chemistry II (Chm 502, 3 credit hours)
Environmental Chemistry and Natural Resources (Chm 506, 3 credit
hours)
Advanced organic Chemistry: Synthetic Organic Methods (Chm 521, 3
credit hours)
Bioorganic Chemistry (Chm 523, 3 credit hours)
Organic Spectroscopic Analysis (Chm 525, 3 credit hours)
Polymer Chemistry (Chm 527 3 credits)
Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (Chm 543, 2 credit hours)
Quantum Chemistry (Chm 544, 2 credit hours)
Advanced Kinetics (Chm 545, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy (Chm 548, 2 credit hours)
Computational Chemistry (Chm 549, 2 credit hours)
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (Chm 575, 3 credit hours)

Prerequisite courses (for Physical Chemistry I, Chm 341):

Mathematics 245, 246
Physics 211 and 212

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Professional Degree)

Core Courses (43/44 - 46/47 hours + 16 credit hours of prerequisites =
59/60 - 62/63 total hrs)

A. Chemistry Major: - 38 semester hours composed of:

General Chemistry I (Chm 203) and General Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
204)

Either: Honors Chemistry (Chm 285) and Honors Chemistry Laboratory
(Chm 286)

Or: General Chemistry II (Chm 205) and General Chemistry II Laboratory
(Chm 206) PLUS Quantitative Analysis (Chm 315)

Organic Chemistry I (Chm 321) and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
322)

Organic Chemistry II (Chm 323) and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
(Chm 324)

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Chm 381, 3 credit hours)

Mathematical Concepts in Chemistry (Chm 532) OR MTH 545 Differential
Equations (3 credits) and MTH 529 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

Physical Chemistry I (Chm 341) and Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
(Chm 342)

Inorganic Chemistry I (Chm 451, 3 credit hours)

Instrumental Analysis (Chm 456) and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
(Chm 466)

Directed Independent Research I and II (Chm 496 and Chm 497, 3 credit
hours total; Note: At least one credit of Chm 497 is required.)

One physical chemistry elective from this list:

Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (Chm 444, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Thermodynamics (Chm 445, 2 credit hours)
Statistical Mechanics (Chm 446, 2 credit hours)
Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules (Chm 447, 2 credit hours)
Group Theory (Chm 448, 2 credit hours)
Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (Chm 543, 2 credit hours)
Quantum Chemistry (Chm 544, 2 credit hours)
Advanced Kinetics (Chm 545, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy (Chm 548, 2 credit hours)
Computational Chemistry (Chm 549, 2 credit hours)

Additional lecture elective(s) totaling 3 or more credit hours from
his list:

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (Chm 351, 2 credit hours)
Biochemistry Laboratory (Chm 382, 2 credit hours)
Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (Chm 421, 3 credit hours)
Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (Chm 444, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Thermodynamics (Chm 445, 2 credit hours)
Statistical Mechanics (Chm 446, 2 credit hours)
Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules (Chm 447, 2 credit hours)
Group Theory (Chm 448, 2 credit hours)
Inorganic Chemistry II (Chm 502, 3 credit hours)
Advanced organic Chemistry: Synthetic Organic Methods (Chm 521, 3
credit hours)
Bioorganic Chemistry (Chm 523, 3 credit hours)
Organic Spectroscopic Analysis (Chm 525, 3 credit hours)
Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (Chm 543, 2 credit hours)
Quantum Chemistry (Chm 544, 2 credit hours)
Advanced Kinetics (Chm 545, 2 credit hours)
Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy (Chm 548, 2 credit hours)
Computational Chemistry (Chm 549, 2 credit hours)
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (Chm 575, 3 credit hours)

Prerequisite courses (for Physical Chemistry I, Chm 341):

Mathematics 245, 246
Physics 211 and 212



Chemistry Major - BS in Chemistry (ACS Certified) Suggested Schedule

Freshman Fall Semester

General Chemistry I (3)
General Chemistry I Lab (1)
Calculus I (4)



Freshman Spring Semester

Honors Chemistry (3)
Honors Chemistry Lab (2)
Calculus II (4)

Sophomore Fall Semester

Organic Chemistry I (3)
Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)



Sophomore Spring Semester

Organic Chemistry II (3)
Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
Physics I (4)

Junior Fall Semester

Biochemistry (3)
Math Concepts (3)
Physics II (4)
Possible research (1)



Junior Spring Semester

Physical Chemistry (3)
Physical Chemistry Lab (2)
Possible elective
Possible research (1)

Senior Fall Semester

Instrumental Analysis (3)
Instrumental Analysis Lab (2)
Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Research (1)
Possible Pchem option
Possible elective

Senior Spring Semester

Possible electives
Possible Pchem option
Research (1-2)

BS Chemistry (Biochemistry Track)

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry Track)

Core Courses (43/44 - 46/47 hours + 16 credit hours of prerequisites =
59/60 - 62/63 total hrs)

A. Chemistry Major (Biochemistry Track): - 38 semester hours composed
of:

General Chemistry I (Chm 203) and General Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
204)

Either: Honors Chemistry (Chm 285) and Honors Chemistry Laboratory
(Chm 286)

Or: General Chemistry II (Chm 205) and General Chemistry II Laboratory
(Chm 206) PLUS Quantitative Analysis (Chm 315)

Organic Chemistry I (Chm 321) and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Chm
322)

Organic Chemistry II (Chm 323) and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
(Chm 324)

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Chm 381, 3 credit hours)

Biochemistry Laboratory (Chm 382, 2 credit hours)

Mathematical Concepts in Chemistry (Chm 532) OR MTH 545 Differential
Equations (3 credits) and MTH 529 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

Physical Chemistry I (Chm 341) and Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
(Chm 342)

Inorganic Chemistry I (Chm 451, 3 credit hours)Instrumental Analysis
(Chm 456)

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (Chm 466)

Directed Independent Research I and II (Chm 496 and Chm 497, 3 credit
hours total; Note: At least one credit of Chm 497 is required.)

One course from this list:

Bioorganic Chemistry (Chm 523, 3 credits)
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (Chm 575, (3 credits)

One course from this list:

Genetics (Bio 317, 3 credits)
Cell Structure and Function (Bio 362, 3 credits)
Molecular Biology (Bio 417, 3 credits)
Cell Biology: Regulatory Mechanisms (Bio 532, 3 credits)

Prerequisite courses (for Physical Chemistry I, Chm 341):

Mathematics 245, 246
Physics 211 and 212