Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 20, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, ACS Track - B.S.

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A senior research thesis and oral presentation is required and designed to introduce students to modern advanced techniques and approaches to chemical research under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Upon completion of this degree program the student will have acquired:

  • A well-developed understanding of the major areas of chemistry including organic, analytical, physical, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry;
  • The ability to formulate significant research questions, design experiments, carry out experimental protocol, and analyze and interpret data
  • An understanding of mathematical formalism as applied to chemistry
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written presentations
  • Proficiency in retrieving information from the literature
  • The ability to use appropriate computer applications and information technology as applied to chemistry
  • Adequate preparation to compete successfully in a science-related career and/or a graduate or professional program
  • An understanding of the impact of chemistry in a global/societal context

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry degree (ACS Track) is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This formal recognition means that the department has the faculty, curriculum and the instrumentation necessary to provide a quality education for undergraduate students. Graduates of this approved program are certified by the American Chemical Society.



Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


Core Area A must include:

Core Area D must include:

Core Area F: Courses specific to the major: 18 Hours

Concentration: 40 Hours

Courses from supporting disciplines: 20 Hours

Free Electives (3000 or above) 2-5 Hours

Minor or Supporting classes (Advisor Approval) 15-18 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

General Restrictions: Students are allowed only one D in the courses used to satisfy the major. A maximum of 7 hours of research is allowed in the degree program. Six (6) hours of DSW courses are required.

** A senior thesis paper and oral presentation are required.

 The following courses are not allowed as Chemistry electives:

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