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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Chemistry - Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

A bachelor of science with a major in chemistry from our department has a strong emphasis on coursework in chemistry, physics and mathematics.  Classes in humanities, the arts, or any of your other interests will make the degree truly your own.

The major maps show all the program requirements.   This is a typical program of study and may differ from the actual program a student follows.    

 Year One

It is very important to take the pre-requisite courses like math and general chemistry starting in the first semester of the freshman year in order to prepare for upper level courses in the major.

Semester One
  • ENGL 101 Critical Reading and Composition
  • MATH 141 Calculus I
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 111L General Chemistry I Lab
  • Foreign Language or other Carolina Core Requirement
  • UNIV 101 The Student in the University or Carolina Core Requirement                 

TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  17-18 Hours

Semester Two
  • ENGL 102 Rhetoric and Composition
  • MATH 142 Calculus II
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 112L General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHYS 211 Essentials of Physics I
  • PHYS 211L Essentials of Physics I Lab
  • Foreign Language or other Carolina Core Requirement       

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  18 Hours

 Year Two

In the second year students move forward in the chemistry curriculum with upper level courses and finish the math and physics prerequisites.  

Semester Three
  • MATH 241 Vector Calculus                 
  • CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I               
  • CHEM 333L Organic Chemistry Lab I                       
  • PHYS 212 Essentials of Physics II                     
  • PHYS 212L Essentials of Physics II Laboratory                  
  • Foreign Language or Carolina Core Requirement 

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  15 Hours

Semester Four
  • CHEM 322 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 322L Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 334L Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • STAT 509 Statistics for Engineers or STAT 515 Statistical Methods I
  • History

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  15 Hours

 Year Three

During the third year students are continuing in the chemistry curriculum and preparing to take graduate or pre-health profession entrance examinations.

Semester Five
  • CHEM Elective
  • CHEM 541 & CHEM 541L Physical Chemistry or CHEM 542 & CHEM 542L Physical Chemistry
  • Cognate or Minor Course or Approved Elective
  • Humanities or Fine Arts

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  14 Hours

Semester Six
  • CHEM 541 & CHEM 541L Physical Chemistry or CHEM 542 & CHEM 542L Physical Chemistry
  • CSCE 206 Scientific Applications and Programming or CSCE 145 Algorithmic Design I
  • Cognate or Minor Course or Approved Elective
  • Carolina Core Requirement

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  14 Hours

 Year Four

During the fourth year students are preparing for graduation and applying to graduate or pre-health profession programs.

Semester Seven
  • CHEM 496-499 Undergraduate Research (optional)
  • Cognate or Minor Course or Approved Elective
  • Cognate or Minor Course or Approved Elective
  • Social Science
  • Carolina Core Requirement or Approved Elective

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  12-15 Hours

Semester Eight
  • Minor Course or Approved Elective
  • Minor Course or  Approved Elective
  • Carolina Core Requirement
  • Carolina Core Requirement or Approved Elective 
  • Approved Elective

 TOTAL HOURS FOR SEMESTER:  12 Hours

 

Graduation Requirements Summary

Minimum Total Hours Major Requirement Hours College & Program Requirement Hours Carolina Core Hours Minimum Overall GPA
120 27 47-59 34-46 2.000