2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry, B.S.

The Chemistry major prepares students to enter the chemical industry, agriculture, the food industry, environmental protection, health sciences, energy, and government. A bachelors degree in chemistry also provides excellent pre-professional education for those seeking careers in chemistry, the health professions or law, particularly environmental regulatory law and patent law. Students with an undergraduate degree in chemistry, particularly with undergraduate research experience and a high grade point average are prepared to apply for graduate programs in chemistry, medical school, pharmacy school and other post-graduate educational opportunities. A minor is required for a B.S. in Chemistry. Participating in undergraduate research is strongly encouraged.


General Education Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


  • Fine Arts (1 Course)
    Art, Music, Performance, & Aesthetics
  • Literature/Language (1 Course)
    ENGL or Foreign Language
  • Philosophy (1 Course)
  • Humanities Electives (2 Courses)
    HUM 101 or HUM 301 or HIST 131 or HIST 331 required
    One course from these subject areas: ENGL, HUM, PHIL, REL, Foreign Language, the Arts, & Aesthetics

Social Science

  • American History or Government
  • Social Science Electives (2 courses from different subject areas)

College of Arts & Sciences Electives

Take 2 courses from subjects within the College of Arts & Sciences

Chemistry Major required courses (60 Credit Hours)

General Electives (32 Credit Hours)

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution