The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry focuses on general, organic, biochemistry, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry courses in addition to flexible upper level electives to give the graduating student a strong foundation in the main areas of chemistry. The chemical knowledge learned will enable the chemistry graduate to help develop new applications and solve real world problems in industry, academia, medicine, public health, and other fields. The chemistry program is readily accessible and covers the essential concepts in chemistry comprehensively through high quality teaching, research and creativity. The core chemistry curriculum has been designed following the American Chemical Society (www.acs.org) guidelines and focuses on student learning outcomes.
The chemistry program also supports other disciplines whose subject matter depends, in part, on the knowledge of the principles of chemistry. It presents the non-science student with an overview of the ideas, methods, and achievements in the field of chemistry. The chemistry program is aggressively engaged in supporting non-chemistry disciplines such as biology, geology, range animal science, and criminal justice. Additionally, students planning to enter medical, dental or pharmacy schools can complete their pre-professional course work under the close supervision of a pre-professional advisor. This degree program is designed to prepare the student for professional service as a chemist or for future graduate study. Students may also choose the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with teacher certification.
A minor in Chemistry requires 18 sch of Chemistry and includes 6 sch advanced hours (3000-4000 level). Recommended courses include CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112, CHEM 2401 plus 6 sch at 3000-4000 level.