Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Chemistry (CHM)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 40.0501 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

The Chemistry B.A. gives students exposure to analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry while providing the flexibility to take additional elective courses. Students interested in professional, law, or graduate school or those who anticipate working in careers related to secondary education or business will find this degree attractive. The B.A. student whose goals change in the direction of graduate study should supplement this curriculum by addition and/or substitution of a selection of advanced courses from the B.S. program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry provides opportunities for curricula individually tailored to meet many career objectives.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students 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.

Total Major Hours: 63 Hours

Major Core

Students are required to complete 39 credits of degree applicable Chemistry coursework.

Major Core Courses - 49 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 14 Hours

Students must choose 6 hours of 3000 level or above; may include not more than 1 hour of CHM 4970.

Students must choose eight (8) hours of required natural science or engineering electives from the following suggested list of courses:

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