Major in Chemistry (120 hours)
Maria Benavides, PhD, Coordinator
Course Requirements for the Chemistry Major
The courses specified for this degree are approved by the American Chemical Society for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. This degree will provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or related fields.
The program is divided into three principal areas. The first area contains a group of courses in the liberal arts that provide the student with a broad-based general education. The second area contains courses that provide a strong foundation in basic science, including courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The third area emphasizes the advanced methods, theories, and applications that are important to the world of chemistry. Some of the courses included in this area are organic chemistry, physical chemistry, quantitative analysis, and biochemistry. Students are required to participate in research during the junior or senior year. All general requirements for graduation in the Department of Natural Sciences apply to this degree.