Undergraduate Degree - Chemistry - Bachelor of Science

Program:
Chemistry - Bachelor of Science
Program Code:
3579 Chemistry
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
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.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Natural Science

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs
Chemistry - Bachelor of Science

The degree Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the various fields of chemistry and the related sciences, as well as a proper educational balance in the liberal arts. The program is intended for students planning careers in the chemical industries or in governmental laboratories and for those planning graduate study in chemistry. The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry has been accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The completion of one or more semesters of independent research (Chemistry 400H or 420) is strongly recommended for students in this program.

A detailed description of this program may be obtained from the department.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science 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 Science degree in Chemistry.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Chemistry major is met by completing Chemistry 395, 415, 435, and 495. Those courses are referenced in items 3. b. (3) and 3. b. (4) 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 Science 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 (29 to 36 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 courses (4 credits):  
        LB 220 Calculus III 4
        MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
        MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4
      (5) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
        MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
        MTH 255H Honors Differential Equations 3
        MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3
        MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3
      (6) One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):  
        (a) 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
        (b) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists I 1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists II 1
          PHY 193H Honors Physics I - Mechanics 4
          PHY 294H Honors Physics II - Electromagnetism 4
        (c) LB 273 Physics I 4
          LB 274 Physics II 4
      (7) One of the following, either (a) or (b) (4 or 6 credits):  
        (a) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
        (b) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
          BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
    b. The following courses in the Department of Chemistry (45 or 46 credits):  
      (1) One of the following pairs of courses (7 or 8 credits):  
        (a) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
          CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
        (b) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
          CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
        (c) 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) All of the following courses (30 credits):  
        CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
        CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
        CEM 355 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
        CEM 356 Organic Laboratory II 2
        CEM 395 Analytical/Physical Laboratory 2
        CEM 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
        CEM 434 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3
        CEM 435 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 3
        CEM 483 Quantum Chemistry 3
        CEM 484 Molecular Thermodynamics 3
        CEM 495 Molecular Spectroscopy 2
      (4) The following capstone course (3 credits):  
        CEM 415 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory 3

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Chemistry, BS (3579)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

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
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

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 BS161, BS162, ENT205, PLB105, PSL250, ZOL141, BS181H, BS182H, LB144, LB145, MMG201

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

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

Requirement 14: Major - Chemistry - Differential Equations
Major - Chemistry - Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH235, MTH255H, MTH340, MTH347H

Requirement 15: Major - Chemistry - Multivariable Calculus
Major - Chemistry - Multivariable Calculus: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H

Requirement 16: Major - Chemistry - Biochemistry
Major - Chemistry - Biochemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from BMB401
2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 17: 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 CEM151, CEM152
2 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H

Requirement 18: 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, LB171, LB172

Requirement 19: Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Major - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry: 4 courses from CEM351, CEM352, CEM355, CEM356

Requirement 20: Major - Chemistry - Core
Major - Chemistry - Core: 7 courses from CEM395, CEM411, CEM434, CEM435, CEM483, CEM484, CEM495

Requirement 21: Major - Chemistry - Capstone
Major - Chemistry - Capstone: 1 course from CEM415

Requirement 22: 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 PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192
4 courses from PHY191, PHY192, PHY193H, PHY294H

Requirement 23: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 24: 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 25: 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.