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General Chemistry

The chemistry major with the general chemistry option prepares students for a variety of possible careers in chemistry laboratories and in chemistry-related fields like forensics or pharmaceutical sales. It is also excellent preparation for pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, and similar programs. Requirements for the general chemistry major include prescribed ancillary courses in computer science, mathematics and physics. A minor or a second major is also required. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general chemistry. To fulfill the requirements of the general chemistry option within four years, use the recommended 4-year plan as a guide.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

HRS

A. General Studies Component

30–41

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

23

C. General Chemistry Option Requirements:

  • Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, CH 322L)

5

  • Applied Physical Chemistry (CH 341, CH 341L)

4

TOTAL

9

Prescribed Supporting courses:

  • Computer Information Systems: Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125); Computer Skills for Problem-Solving (CS 135); or Computer Science I (CS 155)

3

  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus Algebra (MA 112), Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I and II (MA 121, MA 122) or Calculus I (MA 125) and Calculus II (MA 126)

8–9

  • Physics: Technical (PH 251, PH 252)

10

TOTAL

21–22

D. Minor: A minor or a second major is required for the General Chemistry Option.

E. General Elective Hours to bring total to 128.