Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry (Non-ACS Tracks)
This degree includes a number of fundamental courses in chemistry and allows for students with interests in additional fields to build a broad based curriculum. Combining this degree with a minor or second major prepares students for a laboratory positions and a variety of career opportunities that include: with business - technical sales; with engineering - chemical industry; with biology or geology - environmental studies or industrial hygiene; with political science followed by law school - patent law; with education - middle school or high school teaching.
Upon completion of the following degree tracks the student will have acquired:
competence in the basic content of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry;
the ability to carry out experimental protocols and analyze and interpret data;
the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written presentations;
proficiency in the use of appropriate computer applications and information technology as applied to chemistry;
adequate preparation to compete successfully in a science-related career or entering professional school;
an understanding of the impact of chemistry in a global/societal context.
General Restrictions: Students are allowed only one D in the courses used to satisfy the major. A maximum of 4 hours of research is allowed in the degree program. Must complete 6 hours of 3000/4000 level DSW-courses where at least one is a chemistry course.