The curriculum requires courses in each of the traditional areas of chemistry; e.g., analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Elective courses in biochemistry and environmental chemistry also are available. Required courses in mathematics and physics support this curriculum. To provide maximum flexibility, courses above general chemistry can be taken in almost any order. Chemistry majors must also complete the University core, or general education curriculum appropriate to the degree they seek. A solid preparation in high school mathematics and chemistry is expected.
Chemistry majors, pursuing either track, must earn a "C" (2.0) or better in any course utilized as a prerequisite.
Chemistry Track Requirements:
CHEMISTRY TRACK Important
- A major in Chemical Engineering is available at several affiliated institutions through the dual degree program. Students wishing to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering should refer to the Engineering section of the catalog. .
- For students planning to attend graduate school in chemistry the following courses are recommended: Application Development I(CS 158) or Introduction to Scientific & Engineering Programming(CS 170), Application Development II(CS 160) and Differential Equations(MATH 331).
Biochemistry Track Requirements:
1. Students planning to attend graduate school in biochemistry also should take Calculus II (MATH 141), Calculus III (MATH 300), and substitute calculus based General Physics (PHYS 151 & 152) for Principles of Physics I & II (PHYS 111 & 112).
BIOCHEMISTRY TRACK Important Notes:
- Students who wish to double major in Biochemistry and Biology or Marine Science will only be allowed to double count those courses specifically required for both majors. Upper division electives may not be counted towards both majors simultaneously.
- Students who wish to major in Biochemistry and minor in Biology or Marine Science must take CHEM 425 (Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology I) and CHEM 426WI (Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology II) to satisfy the requirements of the Biochemistry major.
A Chemistry minor consists of the following courses. A "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in any course utilized as a prerequisite.
||General Chemistry I
||General Chemistry II
||Two (2) CHEM courses numbered above 300 for
||a minimum of 20 credit hours
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION - SECONDARY LEVEL
Students who plan to teach Chemistry on the secondary level should consult with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.