Major in Chemistry

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                                                          126 HOURS   

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

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements         
36 hours
Listed in this catalog under Academics:  Liberal Arts Display
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
II. Common Chemistry Core
26 hours
BIO 444  Biological Concepts of Origins (W)   3
BPH 100  Special Topics in Science  0.5 
BPH 200  Special Topics in Science  0.5
BPH 300  Special Topics in Science   1 
BPH 400  Science Seminar (W)   1
CHE 121/122 General Chemistry I & II   6
CHE 121L/122L  General Chemistry I & II Labs  2
CHE 321/322 Organic Chemistry I & II  (W)  8
CHE 421 Quantum Chemistry (OR)  4
CHE 422  Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics  (4) 
III.  Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below):  23 hours 
A.  Chemistry   
CHE 221  Analytical Chemistry  4 
CHE 421  Quantum Chemistry OR   4
CHE 422  Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics  (4) 
CHE  Chemistry Electives*   7
MAT 223  Analytics & Calculus II   4
PHS 212  Physics for Science & Engineering II (W)   4
B.  Biochemistry 
BIO 205  Cell Biology   3
BIO 333  Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics   4 
CHE 331  Biochemistry I   4
CHE 332  Biochemistry II   4
CHE/BIO  Additional Chemistry or Biology*   8
IV.  Electives (including additional Bible):  27 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)