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BS in Chemistry

ACS Certified Degree

This is an option that confers a deeper understanding of the discipline and is often an advantage when seeking employment or admission to graduate or professional programs.

Recommended Course Schedule

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 109 General Chemistry I 5
MTH 135 or
MTH 231
Pre-Calculus or
Calculus I
3 or
4
COL 150 Columba Seminar 4
College Core or
Related Science Course
College Core or
Related Science Course
3 or
4-4.5

Total

 

16-17.5


Freshman Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 110 General Chemistry II 5
MTH 231 or
MTH 232
Calculus I or
Calculus II
4
ENG 120 English Composition 3
College Core or
Related Science Course
College Core or
Related Science Course
3 or
4-4.5

Total

 

15-17.5


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 209 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 220 Organic Lab I 2
PHY 101 General Physics I 4
MTH 232,
MTH 233 or
MTH 302
Calculus II,
Calculus III or
Differential Equations
4
CHM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3

Total

 

16


Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 210 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 221 Organic Lab II 2
PHY 102 General Physics II 4
MTH 233,
MTH 320 or
CS 201
Calculus III,
Differential Equations or
Computer Science I
4
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16


Junior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 321 Biochemistry I 3
CHM 420 or
CHM 441/442
Biochemistry Lab or
Research
2
CHM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHM 311 Physcial Lab I 2
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

16


Junior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 327 or
Advanced CHM elective
Inorganic Chemistry or
Advanced Chemistry elective
3
College Core or
CS 201
College Core or
Computer Science I
3 or
4
CHM 310 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Physical Lab II 2
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17


Senior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 450 Seminar 2
Advanced Elective -
Choose one of:
CHM 320,
CHM 400,
CHM 401,
CHM 409,
CHM 422,
CHM 427,
CHM 441/442,
CHM 493,
PHY 323 or
PHY 324
Advanced Elective -
Choose one of:
Chemical Synthesis Lab,
Nanoscience,
Computational,
Advanced Organic,
Biochemistry II,
Advanced Inorganic,
Research,
Special Topics
PHY 323 or
PHY 324
3
Advanced CHM Elective or College Core Advanced Chemistry Elective or College Core 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

14-16


*One Adv. CHM elective must be a lab course, CHM 320, 441, or 442 to meet 400 chemistry lab hours requirement.

Senior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 327 or
Advanced Elective
Inorganic Chemistry or
Advanced Elective
3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15


*One Adv. CHM elective must be a lab course, CHM 320, 441, or 442 to meet 400 chemistry lab hours requirement.