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BA in Chemistry/Biochemistry with General option

This program features less concentration in chemistry than the bachelor of science degree, and is not intended to prepare students for employment as a professional chemist. This degree provides background in chemistry needed by drug representatives or chemical sales jobs, for example.

2018-2019 Catalog requirements for Chemistry: General option

Advisors:  Dr. AbbeyDr. HoundonougboDr. Rahn

GENERAL OPTION (75-77 credits)

Required courses: (46-48 credits)
CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 304 Quantitative Analysis (6)
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry Lab I (3)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 432 Physical Chemistry Lab (2)
CHEM 491 Senior Thesis (4-6) or CHEM 490 Senior Capstone

Required Supporting courses: (25 credits)
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
MATH 162 Calculus II (5)
PHYS 151 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 152 General Physics II (4)
PHYS 153 General Physics III (4)
PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
PHYS 162 Heat & Optics Lab (1)
PHYS 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)

Electives: (4 credits)
Select from the 300-400 level Chemistry and Biochemistry courses
Chem 390 can be used as one of these electives

Suggested Supporting Course: (5 credits)
Completion of a Computer Programming course is strongly recommended. 
(See your Chemistry/Biochemistry advisor.)

Note: A minor is advised but not required for this degree option.

What will I study?

Students study general, organic and physical chemistry. Supporting course work is required in calculus and physics. A minor is advised, but not required, for this degree option.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Study concentrates on receiving a broad, but not advanced knowledge of chemistry

Interesting courses I might take:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry

What could I do with my degree?

  • Chemical Sales
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
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