Admission Requirements


Chemistry: College preparatory high school chemistry or the successful completion of a placement test.
Math: Three years of college preparatory high school mathematics including functions.

Program Requirements

In order to remain in the chemistry (BS) major, biochemistry (BS) major, minor in chemistry, and minor is sustainability studies, a student must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all major and cognate courses. Students earning a D, F, or W in any major or cognate course will be subject to the following action(s):

  • Student will receive a warning letter from the department chairperson after the first D, F, or W.
  • Student will be placed on probation after the second D, F, or W.
  • Student will be dismissed from the major after the third D, F, or W.

A student may appeal in writing the dismissal from the major to the chairperson. In extenuating circumstances, the chairperson may reinstate the student to the major.

Hours: 64

Major Courses - 44 hours

CED 220 Foundations of Professionalism (1)
CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) CN
CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) CN
CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 200 Chemistry Sophomore Seminar (1)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 300 Chemistry Junior Seminar (1)
CHE 314 Intermediate Analytical Chem (3)
CHE 314A Intermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1)
CHE 315 Instrumental Analysis (3)
CHE 315A Instru Analysis (LAB) (1)
CHE 325 Biochemistry I (3)
CHE 325A Biochemistry I (LAB) (1)
CHE 350 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHE 350A Physical Chemistry I (LAB) (1)
CHE 355 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHE 355A Phys Chemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 360 Intermediate Inorganic Chem (3)
CHE 360A Int Inorganic (LAB) (1)
CHE 400 Chemistry Seminar & Capstone (1)

Cognate Courses - 20 hours

BIO 111 Principles of Biology I (4) CN
MTH 193 Calculus I (4) CMA
MTH 194 Calculus II (4)
PHY 201 General Physics I (3)
PHY 201A Gen Physics I (LAB) (1)
PHY 202 General Physics II (3)
PHY 202A Gen Physics II (LAB) (1)

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the chemistry major will be able to:

  • demonstrate foundational knowledge of scientific theories and competence in laboratory techniques.
  • generate scientific data using appropriate and ethical disciplinary protocols and laboratory techniques, including proper use of equipment, instruments and materials.
  • analyze and interpret scientific data based on sound scientific reasoning.
  • assess scientific questions, and design methods to answer them.
  • research, understand and cite scientific literature.
  • describe scientific results using clear, concise language, and observe technical conventions in written and oral reports.