Chemistry Major Requirements
Requirements for the Chemistry B.S. Major
Requirements for the Chemistry B.A. Major
Requirements for the Major (B.S.)
- CHE 420 counts as a three credit course and one lab credit only.
- Lab courses count for one or two credits (see course descriptions).
The curriculum described above is for a Bachelor of Science program that is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and carries with it a certification that graduates with the B.S. degree are recognized by the ACS. All students admitted to the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeking a chemistry degree will be enrolled in the B.S. program. However, there is the option to be enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program in chemistry. This program consists of 52 credits in the major and is designed for students who may desire a chemistry degree, but do not have a full eight semesters to commit to the program. Such students may be those enrolled in the School of Education, transfer students or students choosing a second major.
The B.A. in Chemistry does explore the five subdisciplines of chemistry and does have a laboratory component. However, the depth of student exploration in the chemical sciences is not sufficient enough to attain certification by the ACS.
Students in the School of Education will automatically be enrolled in the B.A. program. Other students seeking to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts program in Chemistry must consult with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics before being considered for this program.
Requirements for the Major (B.A.)