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Chemistry program

The chemistry program is the preferred program for students who are preparing for graduate study in chemistry or who plan for employment as chemists. This program leads to the professional degree in chemistry as approved by the American Chemical Society. You can download a recommended schedule here.

Chemistry (39-41 hours) *

Hrs. Courses
5 CHM 220 Chemical Principles I
and
5 CHM 250 Chemical Principles II
or
4 CHM 210 Chemistry I
and
4 CHM 230 Chemistry II
and
4 CHM 371 Chemical Analysis
3 CHM 531 Organic Chemistry I
2 CHM 532 Organic Chemistry lab
3 CHM 550 Organic Chemistry II
3 CHM 585 Physical Chemistry I
3 CHM 595 Physical Chemistry II
3 CHM 566 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
2 CHM 596 Physical Methods lab
2 CHM 657 Inorganic Techniques
3 CHM 711 Inorganic Chemistry I
3 CHM 712 Inorganic Chemistry II
2 CHM 599 Senior Thesis Research

Mathematics (12 hours)

Hrs. Courses

4 MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
4 MATH 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
4 MATH 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

Biochemistry (3 hours)

Hrs. Courses

3 BIOCH 521 General Biochemistry
or
3 BIOCH 755 Biochemistry I

Physics (10 hours)

Hrs. Courses

5 PHYS 213 Engineering Physics I
5 PHYS 214 Engineering Physics II

*CHM 711 or 712 may be replaced with CHM 752 (Advanced Organic Chemistry, 3 hours). Alternatively, CHM 711 or 712 may be replaced with BIOCH 755, 756, and 765 (Biochemistry I, Biochemistry I lab, and Biochemistry II, 8 hours), in which case CHM 657 may be taken for 1 or 2 hours.