The BS degree in chemistry is the appropriate program for students considering advanced degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and other related fields or a professional career in chemistry. Graduates of this program meet certification requirements of the American Chemical Society. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue undergraduate research with a faculty member. Up to 6 s.h. of undergraduate research may be applied toward degree requirements. Information regarding undergraduate research may be obtained from the director of undergraduate studies. Students completing the BS degree are encouraged to consider some of the following courses as electives: COMM 2410 or COMM 2420; ITEC 3290 or ENGL 3820; MATH 2228, MATH 3256, MATH 4331; CHEM 4515, CHEM 4516, CHEM 4517; advanced 5000-level courses in chemistry; and BIOL 4880 or BIOL 4890. If a student successfully completes a higher-level cognate course after bypassing the lower-level prerequisite course(s), he/she may use free electives to substitute for the prerequisite hours. All students are required to take a departmentally administered assessment examination before graduation. Scores from this examination will not be included in the calculation of GPA for academic standing. The performance on this exam will be noted on the student’s transcript.
Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows: