Undergraduate Degree

The B.S. program in Chemistry is designed to provide deep understanding of scientific processes and principles, which will enable students to develop intellectually, culturally, socially and morally. It is further intended to provide a comprehensive foundation in all the major areas of Chemistry, while offering a good measure of flexibility. Through the execution of its function, the Department prepares students for careers in teaching, research, industry, and pre-professional training in Medicine, Dentistry and Allied health professions.

Special Emphasis Concentrations

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the following concentrations traditional chemistry, biomedical science, and forensic science.

  • Traditional Chemistry – This program is designed for students who plan to be professional chemists, and to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.
  • Biomedical Science – This program is designed for students who plan additional study toward the M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degrees. It is also suitable for students interested in medical or biomedical research as well as for those who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the biochemical or biomedical areas.
  • Forensic Science – This program is for students interested in career in crime laboratories, drug enforcement agency, food and drug administration, and other related agencies.
Students who select Chemistry as a minor must complete twenty-four semester credit hours from the following courses with a minimum grade of a “C”.

CHEM 1032 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1033 General Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 1042 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1043 General Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 2012 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 2112 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 2032 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2033 General Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2042 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 2043 General Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3413 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3423 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4001 Journal Reading and Chemical Literature
CHEM 4033 Biochemistry
CHEM 4042 Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM 4051 Research
Total Hours 24

Degree Audit and Graduation

It is exciting that you will finally achieve a milestone in your life. To make this process a bit smoother for you, the Department of Chemistry suggests you follow the following steps:

  1. Fill out the degree audit sheet for your degree options. This step should be done around September or earlier because you may need go over your degree plan with your advisor a few times before its completion.
  2. Ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed (substitution forms etc.), and make sure all signatures have been obtained.
  3. Fill out the graduation application form and pay the fee before the deadline. Please check the academic calendar for the most up-to-date information.
  4. Turn all paperwork in.
  5. Don’t forget to make a copy for your own records.