Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (BS.CHE)

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Chemistry is the study of the properties of matter and the ways in which matter interacts. combines and changes. It is inherently interdisciplinary in nature, with connections to the life sciences, geology, physics and mathematics. 

The Chemistry major consists of a set of core chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses plus a flexible selection of upper level courses. This allows students to explore topics of interest and prepare for a wide range of graduate programs, careers and professions. All Chemistry majors will develop strong laboratory skills and have experience with state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation.

If desired, students may choose a Biochemistry or Environmental Chemistry concentration:

  • The concentration in Biochemistry  prepares students for careers and advanced studies in biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine.
  • The concentration in Environmental Chemistry  prepares students for careers and advanced studies in analytical chemistry, environmental remediation and engineering, laboratory positions, and other environmentally relevant fields. This concentration provides a more theoretical background than the Environmental Science major.

(The BS in Chemistry cannot be combined with a BS in Biology or BS in Environmental Science.)

Complete the following courses (53 cr):

And complete 9 additional credits at the 3000 level or higher

 The 9 credits must have CHE prefixes.  Up to 3 credits may be earned through CHE 4920 - Research in Chemistry  

(Total credits required: 62 cr)

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Click here  to review the Gen Ed requirements

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