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BA Curriculum in Chemistry

This curriculum provides a strong background in chemistry while allowing students to specialize in areas of interest. It is especially well suited for students leaning towards medical sciences while allowing more flexibility than that allowed in the American Chemical Society accredited biochemistry curriculum. The program allows for great versatility in the junior and senior years, allowing the curriculum to be tailored to individual goals. The curriculum prepares students for professional careers in chemistry or biochemistry and advanced degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry and medically related fields.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
   & BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
4BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
   & BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I23CHEM 1120 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II23
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II Laboratory1
Elective1 
 16 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4Core Literature I3
CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry I3PHYS 1510 General Physics II4
CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3050 Analytical Chemistry3CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 3051 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory1COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Elective3 
 15 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature II3Core Social Science13
Foreign Language4Core Fine Arts3
BCHE 5180 Biochemistry I3Foreign Language4
BCHE 5181 Biochemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 3000 Chemical Literature1
CHEM 3160 Survey of Physical Chemistry3Elective3
Elective3 
 17 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Social Science13Core History II3
Core History I3Core Humanities3
CHEM Elective34CHEM Elective33
Electives6Electives4
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation40
 16 13
Total Hours: 120
1

Students who choose a HIST sequence other than HIST 1010 and HIST 1020 should talk to an advisor about CORE SOC SCI choices.

2

CHEM 1030/CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1040/CHEM 1041 sequence can substitute for CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121. See advisor for details.

3

CHEM Electives are defined as any CHEM course 3000-level and above. A maximum of 3 hours of CHEM 4980 may be counted as a CHEM elective. Additional hours may be used as general elective.

4

This course must be taken the semester of graduation.