Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Majors

Chemistry (CHS)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 40.0501 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences

http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/degree/bs/

Major Description

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.

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: 76 Hours

Major Core

The 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.

Students are required to complete 50 credits of degree applicable Chemistry coursework.

Major Core Courses - 70 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 6 Hours

Other suggested chemistry electives:

Note: The content varies for the Selected Topics in Chemistry course.

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