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Professional Chemistry

The chemistry major with the professional chemistry option is designed for students who wish to prepare for positions in the chemical industry, in governmental laboratories or for graduate studies in chemistry.  This major is certified by the American Chemical Society. Requirements for the professional chemistry major include prescribed ancillary courses in computer science, mathematics and physics.  The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in professional chemistry.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

HRS

A.  General Studies Component

41-47

B.  Chemistry Major Core Requirements:

 

8

  • Organic Chemistry (CH 311, CH 311L, CH 312, CH 312L)

10

  • Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, CH 321LW)

5

TOTAL

15-23

C.  Professional Chemistry Option Requirements:

 
  • Physical Chemistry (CH 381, CH 381L, CH 382, CH 382L)

11

  • Chemical Instrumentation (CH 432, CH 432LW)

5

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CH 434, CH 434L)

4

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (CH 437, CH 437L)

4

  • Biochemistry (CH 441)

3

TOTAL

27

Prescribed Supporting Courses:

 
  • Computer Science:  Introduction to Computers (CS 110), Intermediate Computer Topics     
    (CS 120), or Computer Science I (CS 155)


3

  • *Mathematics:  Calculus (MA 125, MA 126, MA 227)

12

  • Mathematics:  Applied Differential Equations (MA 238)

3

  • *Physics:  Technical (PH 251, PH 252)

10

TOTAL

16-28

D.  Minor:  A minor is not required for the Professional Chemistry Option.

 
E.  General Elective Hours to bring total to 128.  

*These courses are required in the major if not completed as a part of the General Education Component.