Chemistry Programs

Chemical Science Major

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in chemical science degree is for students who wish to make use of chemistry in future employment but are not primarily interested in becoming professional chemists. This degree is geared toward careers in the chemical industry which require a knowledge of business.

To complete the B.S. degree in chemical science, 34 semester hours of chemistry are required as well as eight semester hours of physics and six semester hours of mathematics. Students work for two semesters with a chemistry faculty member on a research problem.

The graduate who has completed the B.S. in chemical science program will possess the necessary background for medical or dental school if the one-year course in General Biology has also been taken.

Freshman Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
CHEMISTRY 160
General Chemistry I
CHEMISTRY 162 General Chemistry II    
CHEMISTRY 161
General Chemistry I
Lab
CHEMISTRY 163
General Chemistry II Lab
1  
HISTORY I
Elective
MATH 120
Elementary Functions
   
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Elective
3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Elective
3
THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3 HISTORY II
Elective
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro. to Philosophy
3
Total Total 16  

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
CHEMISTRY 240
Organic Chemistry I
CHEMISTRY 242
Organic Chemistry II
CHEMISTRY 241
Organic Chemistry I
Lab
CHEMISTRY 243
Organic Chemistry II
Lab
1
MATH 150
Elements of Calculus I
PHYSICS 162
College Physics II
PHYSICS 160
College Physics I
3 PHYSICS 163
Introductory Physics Lab II
1
PHYSICS 161
Introductory Physics Lab I
1 CHEMISTRY 226
Quantitative Analysis
3
THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3 CHEMISTRY 227
Quantitative Analysis Lab
1
    Cultural Diversity Elective 1
Total Total 13

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
CHEMISTRY 220
Principles of Physical Chemistry
CHEMISTRY 341
Instrumental Analysis Lab
ENGLISH/CLASSICS 205
Lit & the Moral Imagination
THEOLOGY
Ethics
or Rel/Culture Elective
3
CHEMISTRY 340
Instrumental Analysis
FINE ARTS
Elective
PHILOSOPHY 290
Theory of Knowledge
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
CHEMISTRY 300
Chemical Literature
3 E/RS Focus
Elective
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total Total 16

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
CHEMISTRY 400
Chemical Research/Seminar
CHEMISTRY 400
Chemical Research/Seminar
CHEMISTRY
Elective
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
GENERAL
Elective
Literature Elective 3 GENERAL
Elective
3
GENERAL
Electives
6 GENERAL
Elective
2
Total Total 12