Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 20, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry, Non-ACS Track - Professional Preparation Option, B.S.

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(Medical, Dental, Dental Hygiene, Veterinary)

This degree option is frequently the choice of students interested in professional programs because it allows a wide range of elective courses to fulfill the degree requirements. It is designed specifically for those students planning to attend medical, dental, veterinary, physician’s assistant, or other professional programs. The general requirements include 2 years of Chemistry and 1 year each of Biology, Physics, and English, and 1 semester Psychology/Sociology. 

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 E:

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

Requirements for the Major: 28 Hours

Courses from the Major:

Recommended Minor: 15-18 Hours

(Biology, Psychology, or Spanish) 15-18 total hours with minimum 9-12 hours at 3000-level or above

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 3 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.


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