May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program provides students an in-depth study of the physical sciences, with an emphasis on chemistry. This program equips students with the chemical knowledge required for pursuing a career as a chemist in industry or government, attending graduate school in chemistry, or attending a professional school such as medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry. Students should consult with the department advisor for assistance with degree planning for specific careers after graduation.

This degree is an extended major and no minor is required. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.


A minimum of 10 semester hours in upper-division, chemistry courses from the list below. CHE 4950 and CHE 4960 do not count as electives; however, CHE 4300 can be completed as both an elective and Senior Experience course.

The following courses are appropriate electives:

Required Ancillary Courses

Additional Course Requirements

Students must complete a Senior Experience course offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

NOTE: Students completing a degree with a Criminalistics Concentration must complete Criminalistics Internship II (CHE 4710) for Senior Experience.

Total Credits

Total for the Major: 72-73 credits

Minimum for Graduation: 120 credits

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