Major in Chemistry

Graduates of FHU's Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences Department enjoyed over 91% acceptance rates into medical, optometry, veterinary, pharmacy, dental, graduate, and physician assistant schools since 2000. Our graduates' acceptance rates into most of these programs have been at or above 90%, with many at 100%. For over a century, Freed-Hardeman has dedicated itself to students and strives to help them find academic and spiritual success well beyond the classroom.

The department offers baccalaureate majors in chemistry and in physical science. A minor in chemistry is also offered. 

Degree Requirements


B.S. Major in Chemistry


Program Coordinator:  Dr. Jim Barr
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation


I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

Listed in this catalog under Academics:  Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 122 Analytics and Calculus I
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to PHS 211 Physics for Science and Engineering I

36 hours


II. Common Chemistry Core:

26 hours

BIO 444 

Biological Concepts of Origins (W) 


BPH 100 

Special Topics in Science 


BPH 200 

Special Topics in Science 


BPH 300 

Special Topics in Science 

BPH 400 

Science Seminar (W) 


CHE 121/122

General Chemistry I & II 


CHE 121L/122L 

General Chemistry I & II Labs


CHE 321/322

Organic Chemistry I & II  (W)


CHE 421

Quantum Chemistry OR


CHE 422 

Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics 



III. Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below): 

23 hours

A.  Chemistry

(23 hours)

CHE 221 

Analytical Chemistry

CHE 421 

Quantum Chemistry OR


CHE 422 

Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics 



Chemistry Electives* 


MAT 223 

Analytics & Calculus II 


PHS 212 

Physics for Science & Engineering II (W) 



B.  Biochemistry 

BIO 205 

Cell Biology 


BIO 333 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics 

CHE 331 

Biochemistry I 


CHE 332 

Biochemistry II 



Additional Chemistry or Biology* 



IV.  Electives (including additional Bible): 

41 hours 

*Students may substitute MAT 224 Analytics and Calculus III or upper-division mathematics courses for up to four (4) of the additional required credit hours. Students may also use CHE 498 or HON 498 Independent Study (must be chemistry or biology related) for up to three (3) of the additional required credit hours. Students completing the Pre-Engineering Program may count ENS 231 Engineering Mechanics I and ENS 232 Engineering Mechanics II toward meeting the seven (7) chemistry elective hours. 


Requirements for Teacher Licensure in Chemistry:

1. Completion of the course of study for a B.S. Major in Chemistry as 
    outlined above

2. Required professional education courses

   (See Department of Education entry)