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ACS Approved B.S. Degree in Chemistry

A student pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemistry (ACS approved degree) must complete a minimum of 43 hours of chemistry, including the following:  

Foundational Chemistry Courses - Chemistry ACS Approved (28 hours):
CHM 108 General Chemistry I
3-3-4
CHM 109 General Chemistry II 3-3-4
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 315WI Analytical Chemistry 3-3-4
CHM 331WI Physical Chemistry: Foundations 3-3-4
CHM 341 Biochemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 405WI Inorganic Chemistry 3-3-4

In-depth Courses - Chemistry ACS Approved (15-21 hours):
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3-3-4
CHM 332 Physical Chemistry: Applications 3-3-4
CHM 490 Seminar 1-0-1

Students must also take at least two addl. courses from the 300- or 400-level so that the number of in-depth course credit hours totals at least 12 and the number of in-depth lab hours totals at least 190. With prior granted permission and stipulations, research hours completed off campus, or as part of the student work program, may also count towards these requirements. Possible combinations for additional in-depth courses include:

  • Three addl. courses with lab (12 cr. hrs.)
  • Two addl. courses with lab and 1 hr. of CHM 498 (9 cr. hrs.)
  • One addl. course with lab and 2 hrs. of CHM 498 (6 cr. hrs.)

Addl. Science and Mathematics Requirements - Chemistry ACS Approved:
PHY One year college-level sequence (PHY 211/212 preferred) 8 hours
MAT 201 Calculus I 4-0-4
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus 4-0-4
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