Undergraduate Degree - Chemistry - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Chemistry - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
3576 Chemistry
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Chemistry
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Natural Science

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs
Chemistry - Bachelor of Arts

Many occupations require a moderate training in chemistry combined with training in one or more other areas. Accordingly, the Bachelor of Arts degree is intended for the students desiring a lesser degree of specialization than required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who desire chemistry as a major in the programs of premedicine, predentistry and prelaw, or as training for many professional or industrial positions, may elect this program. Ample opportunity in the choice of electives is provided for students who are planning to obtain positions such as the following: technical secretaries, technical librarians, technical sales personnel, chemical patent lawyers, and criminologists. Additional collateral work may be necessary if this program is presented for admission to a school of graduate studies. A more detailed statement may be obtained from the Department of Chemistry.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Chemistry major is met by completing Chemistry 333 and 425.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. b. (5) below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Chemistry (22 to 27 credits):  
      (1) One of the following courses (3 to 5 credits):  
        BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
        BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
        ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment 3
        LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
        LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
        MMG 201 Fundamentals to Microbiology 3
        PLB 105 Plant Biology 3
        PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
        ZOL 141 Introductory Human Genetics 3
      (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        LB 118 Calculus I 4
        MTH 132 Calculus I 3
        MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
      (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):  
        LB 119 Calculus II 4
        MTH 133 Calculus II 4
        MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
      (4) One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):  
        (a) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
          PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
          PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
          PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
        (b) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
          PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
          PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists I 1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists II 1
        (c) LB 273 Physics I 4
          LB 274 Physics II 4
      (5) The following course (4 credits):  
        BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    b. The following courses in the Department of Chemistry (36 or 37 credits):  
      (1) One of the following pairs of courses (7 or 8 credits):  
        (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
          CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
        (b) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
          CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
        (c) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
          CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
        (d) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
          LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
      (2) One of the following groups of courses (5 credits):  
        (a) CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
          CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
          CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
        (b) CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
          CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
        (c) CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
          LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
          LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II - Reactivity Laboratory 1
      (3) One of the following pairs of courses (6 credits):  
        (a) CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
          CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
        (b) CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
          CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
      (4) One of the following courses (2 credits):  
        CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
        CEM 355 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
      (5) All of the following courses (13 credits):  
        CEM 333 Instrumental Methods and Applications 3
        CEM 383 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
        CEM 384 Introductory Physical Chemistry II 3
        CEM 425 Chemistry Communication and Professional Development (W) 3
        CEM 444 Chemical Safety 1
      (6) The following capstone course (3 credits):  
        CEM 311 Inorganic Chemistry 3

 


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Chemistry, BA (3576)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Chemistry - Outside of CEM Department
Major - Chemistry - Outside of CEM Department: 1 course from ENT205, PLB105, PSL250, ZOL141, BS161, BS162, BS181H, BS182H, LB144, LB145, MMG201

Requirement 12: Major - Chemistry - Calculus I
Major - Chemistry - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH132, LB118, MTH152H

Requirement 13: Major - Chemistry - Calculus II
Major - Chemistry - Calculus II: 1 course from LB119, MTH133, MTH153H

Requirement 14: Major - Chemistry - Physics
Major - Chemistry - Physics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB273, LB274
4 courses from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252
4 courses from PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192

Requirement 15: Major - Chemistry - Comprehensive Biochemistry
Major - Chemistry - Comprehensive Biochemistry: 1 course from BMB401

Requirement 16: Major - Chemistry - Chemistry
Major - Chemistry - Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB171, LB172
2 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H
2 courses from CEM141, CEM142
2 courses from CEM151, CEM152

Requirement 17: Major - Chemistry - Advanced Chemistry
Major - Chemistry - Advanced Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from CEM185H, CEM262
3 courses from CEM162, CEM262, CEM161
3 courses from CEM262, LB171L, LB172L

Requirement 18: Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
CEM251, CEM252
CEM351, CEM352

Requirement 19: Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Laboratory: 1 course from CEM255, CEM355

Requirement 20: Major - Chemistry - Instrumental Methods
Major - Chemistry - Instrumental Methods: 1 course from CEM333

Requirement 21: Major - Chemistry - Introductory Physical Chemistry I
Major - Chemistry - Introductory Physical Chemistry I: 1 course from CEM383

Requirement 22: Major - Chemistry - Introductory Physical Chemistry II
Major - Chemistry - Introductory Physical Chemistry II: 1 course from CEM384

Requirement 23: Major - Chemistry - Chemistry Communication and Professional Development
Major - Chemistry - Chemistry Communication and Professional Development: 1 course from CEM425

Requirement 24: Major - Chemistry - Chemical Safety
Major - Chemistry - Chemical Safety: 1 course from CEM444

Requirement 25: Major - Chemistry - Capstone
Major - Chemistry - Capstone: 1 course from CEM311

Requirement 26: College - Natural Science - Arts and Humanities or Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
College - Natural Science - Arts and Humanities or Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences: 6 credits from courses in the arts and humanities or the social, behavioral and economic sciences beyond the credits that are counted toward the University's Integrative Studies requirement.

Requirement 27: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 28: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 29: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.