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
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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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