Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry, Non-ACS Track - Business Option, B.S.

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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.


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


Core Area A must include:

Core Area C:

foreign language is recommended.

Core Area D must include:

Core Area F: Courses specific to the major: 17-18 Hours

Requirements for the Major: 28 Hours

Courses from the Major:

Minor: 15-18

Minor in Accounting, Business Management, management Information Systems, Marketing, or Real Estate. See Course Catalog  for specific requirements.

Electives: 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 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 and the other may be a course that is in the major program.


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