Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 40.0501 (Track 1 of 2)
College of Arts & Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is designed for students wishing to continue with graduate training in chemistry and closely allied disciplines and the degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry provides a firm foundation in all five disciplines of chemistry: organic, physical chemistry, inorganic, analytical and biochemistry. Students interested in research, the pursuit of an advanced degree, employment in the chemical industry, or who want to teach at the secondary education level may find this degree attractive. The curriculum for the B.S. degree in Chemistry meets the requirements for degree certification by the American Chemical Society.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course PrerequisitesStudents should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. These include two semesters each of General Chemistry lecture and lab, Organic Chemistry lecture and lab, Calculus, and General Physics lecture and lab. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of "C" is the minimum acceptable grade.
- CHM X045/X045L General Chemistry I (with lab) or CHM 1040 and 1041, or 1045C
- CHM X046/X046L General Chemistry II or CHM 1046C
- MAC 2311 Calculus I or MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I
- MAC 2312 Calculus II or MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II
- CHM 2210/2210L Organic Chemistry I & Lab or CHM 2210C
- CHM 2211/2211L Organic Chemistry II & Lab or CHM 2211C
- PHY 2048/2048L Gen Physics I & Lab or PHY 2048C, or PHY 2053C or PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L
- PHY 2049/2049L Gen Physics II & Lab or PHY 2049C, or PHY 2054C or PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L
Total Major Hours: 73-76 Hours
Major CoreThe required sequence of Chemistry courses should be started immediately in the freshman year; the mathematics and physics requirements should be completed before the junior year as preparation for CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (B.S. degree), a course which is to be taken in the third year. CHM 4410 is a prerequisite to other advanced courses required for the B.S. degree in chemistry. CHM 4060 “Use of Chemical Literature” also is a prerequisite to several B.S. degree courses.
Major Core Courses - 70 Hours
- CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
- CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
- CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
- CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
- CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
- CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
- CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
- CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
- BCH 3023 Introductory Biochemistry
- CHM 3120C Elementary Analytical Chemistry I
- CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry I
- CHM 3610L Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
- CHM 4060 Use of the Chemical Literature
- CHM 4130C Methods of Instrumental Analysis
- CHM 4131C Methods of Chemical Investigation
- CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I
- CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry Laboratory
- CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II
- CHM 4611 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- MAC 2311 and MAC 2312 and MAC 2313 or MAC 2281 and MAC 2282 and MAC 2283
- PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L
- PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L
Major Elective Courses - 3-6 Hours
- One 3000-level course (PHY 3101, MAP 4302 suggested) or
- Two 2000-level courses (BSC 2010, BSC 2011, GLY 2010, GLY 2100, EVR 2001, CGS 2060, CGS 2100, EGN 2210)
Additional Major Requirements
D/F Policy: The following three departments, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology and the Department of Integrative Biology have instituted a procedure to provide students with the best opportunity to progress toward their degree requirements.
Effective Fall 2009, the following D and/or F grade rules apply for students to continue in all of the following majors:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Biology (including the marine science concentration)
- Chemistry (BA, BS)
- Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences (INS)
- Medical Technology and
- Pre-medical sciences students (PMS) who have not yet declared a major
Major Grade Requirement
A grade of C or better is required in each chemistry major course and each supporting course specified for a chemistry degree. All courses in a chemistry program must be taken with letter grade (A, B, C, D, F, I) except those courses which are graded S/U only.
Major Residency Requirement
Nine hours of upper-level chemistry courses must be completed at USF for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degrees.
Major Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) RequirementFKL or Liberal Arts Requirement.The student is required to complete the university's Liberal Arts Requirement. Chemistry and Mathematics courses required for chemistry degrees satisfy the Liberal Arts requirements in the areas of Natural Science and Quantitative Methods.
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