2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
2021-2022 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 credits)


(5 courses)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • American History or Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives

College of Arts & Sciences Electives

(2 courses)

  • Two courses from subjects within the College of Arts & Sciences

Major Requirements

(60 credits)

General Electives

(32 credits)

  • A Minor  is required

  • A Foreign Language is recommended

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