Chemistry Major

CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Chemistry major, students will be able to:

1. Identify, describe, and explain the basic terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories used within chemistry (Content).

2. Analyze information and develop reasoned based solutions to problems using the processes and applications of scientific inquiry using ethical behaviors (Critical Thinking).

3. Communicate knowledge, ideas, and reasoning clearly and effectively in written and oral forms appropriate to the science of chemistry (Communication).

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the Chemistry Program, graduates will:

1.  Matriculate to graduate and professionals schools or accept employment within the field of chemistry.

2.  Have participated in an extracurricular research experience.

3.  Pass the Senior Exit Examination on the first attempt.

Major in Chemistry

Required courses for the major in Chemistry

The major in Chemistry consists of a minimum of thirty-three (33) credit hours in CHM and sixteen (16) hours of cognate courses in Physics and Calculus.

Item #
Title
Sub-Total Credits
42

Physical Chemistry or Biochemistry Sequence

For the Chemistry major, students must select between a sequence in Physical Chemistry or Biochemistry:

  • CHM 345 and 346

OR

  • BIO 343 and BIO 434
Item #
Title
Sub-Total Credits
15

Minor in Chemistry

Required courses for the minor in Chemistry

A minor in chemistry consists of a minimum of 20 credit hours. The following courses are required for a minor in chemistry:

Item #
Title
Sub-Total Credits
20

Course Sequencing

JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
200/300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

JUNIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
200/300-level Religion  +
3
Social Science Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
12

SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Science