Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene

General Chemistry

The chemistry major with the general chemistry option prepares students for a variety of possible careers in chemistry laboratories and in chemistry-related fields like forensics or pharmaceutical sales.  It is also excellent preparation for pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, and similar programs.  Requirements for the general chemistry major include prescribed ancillary courses in computer science, mathematics and physics.  A minor or a second major is also required.  The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general chemistry.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

HRS

A.  General Studies Component

41-47

B.  Chemistry Major Core Requirements:

 

8

  • Organic Chemistry (CH 311, CH 311L, CH 312, CH 312L)

10

  • Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, CH 321LW)

5

TOTAL 15-23

C.  General Chemistry Option Requirements:

 
  • Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, CH 322L)

5

  • Introductory Physical Chemistry (CH 341, CH 341L)

4

TOTAL

9

Prescribed Supporting courses:

 
  • Computer Information Systems:  Business Applications of Microcomputer Software
    (CIS 125); Computer Science:  Introduction to Computers (CS 110), Intermediate 
    Computer Topics (CS 120), or Computer Science I (CS 155)



3

  • *Mathematics:  Pre-Calculus Algebra (MA 112), Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I and II (MA 121, MA 122) or Calculus I (MA 125) and Calculus II (MA 126)


8-9

  • *Physics:  Technical (PH 251, PH 252)

10

TOTAL

9-22

D.  Minor:  A minor or a second major is required for the General Chemistry Option.

 
E.  General Elective Hours to bring total to 128.  

*These courses are required in the major if not completed as a part of the General Education Component.