B.S. (Applied Chemistry)

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Applied Chemistry Curriculum

(the course requirements below come from the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. If you need to see a catalog from a previous year, click here).

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I Credit: 3
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I Credit: 4
BIOL 1113 - General Biology I Credit: 4
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics Credit: 3
CHEM 1500 - First Year Interactions and Advisement Credit: 1
Total: 15

Second Semester

ENGL 1020 - English Composition II Credit: 3
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II Credit: 4
BIOL 1123 - General Biology II Credit: 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Sophomore Year

First Semester

CHEM 2010 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Credit: 3
CHEM 3410 - Quantitative Analysis Credit: 4
PHYS 2010 - Algebra-based Physics I Credit: 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Technical Elective Credit: 31
Total: 17

Second Semester

CHEM 3420 - Analytical Applications Credit: 3
MATH 1910 - Calculus I Credit: 4
PHYS 2020 - Algebra-based Physics II Credit: 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Junior Year

First Semester

CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I Credit: 4
ENGL 2130 - Topics in American Literature Credit: 3 or
ENGL 2235 - Topics in British Literature Credit: 3 or
ENGL 2330 - Topics in World Literature Credit: 3
HIST 2010 - Early United States History Credit: 3
Technical Elective Credit: 41
Total: 14

Second Semester

CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II Credit: 4
CHEM 3500 - Elements of Physical Chemistry Credit: 3
HIST 2020 - Modern United States History Credit: 3
Technical Elective Credit: 31
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication Credit: 3 or
PC 2500 - Communicating in the Professions Credit: 3
Total: 16


Senior Year

First Semester

CHEM 4910 - Chemistry Seminar Credit: 2
Advanced CHEM Courses Credit: 61
Technical Elective Credit: 3-51
Elective Credit: 2-4
Total: 15

Second Semester

Advanced CHEM Course Credit: 31
Electives Credit: 7-9
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Total: 15


Note:

1Students will take advanced chemistry courses and technical requirements from one of the six options below. Within certain options students should take the indicated social science or general education courses to satisfy prerequisites for technical requirements.

Business Chemistry:

  • Nine hours of advanced chemistry approved by the chemistry advisor.
  • ACCT 3720, BMGT 3510, FIN 3210, MKT 3400 plus 3 hours chosen from DS 3620 or LAW 2810.
  • ECON 2010 and ECON 2020 

Environmental Chemistry:

  • CHEM 4710 (5710) and CHEM 4720 (5720) plus 3 hours of advanced chemistry approved by the chemistry advisor.
  • BIOL 3120 plus 12 hours chosen from AGRN 3230, AGRN 4220 (5220), BIOL 4130 (5130), BIOL 4840 (5840), GEOG 4510 (5510), GEOL 4300 (5300) and GEOL 4711 (5711).       

Forensic Chemistry:

  • CHEM 4410 (5410), CHEM 4610 (5610) and CHEM 4650 (5650).
  • CJ 2660, CJ 4250 (5250), BIOL 3330, BIOL 3810 and BIOL 4150 (5150).

Health Science Chemistry:

  • CHEM 4610 (5610) and CHEM 4620 (5620) plus 3 hours of advanced chemistry approved by the Chemistry Advisor.
  • BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020, BIOL 3230 plus 3 hours chosen from BIOL 3810, BIOL 4040 (5040), BIOL 4060 (5060) and BIOL 4150 (5150).

Industrial Chemistry:

  • CHEM 4210 (5210), CHEM 4520 (5520) and CHEM 4710 (5710).
  • COOP 2010, COOP 2020, COOP 2030, MET 1100, MET 2000, MET 3740, PC 3250 plus 3 hours chosen from ACCT 3720, COOP 4010, COOP 4020, COOP 4030, ME 3110 and MET 3080.

Chemistry:

  • Nine hours of advanced chemistry approved by the Chemistry Advisor.
  • A program of 14 hours of complementary coursework approved by the Chemistry Advisor.

Pre-Professional 

Pre-professional students majoring in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Medical Technology, Pre-Cytotechnology, Pre-Optometry and Pre-Dental Hygiene electing to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Chemistry  from Tennessee Technological University may use the first year of coursework from an accredited professional school as their senior year after completing the first three years of this program as outlined above.

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Applied Chemistry Concentration

The applied chemistry concentration leads to a B.S. in chemistry. Multiple options are available within this degree program. There are six options to select from: Business Chemistry (with a +1 year option of an MBA), Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Health Sciences Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Chemistry. The last option is used to create an interdisciplinary option of specialized interest, such as Geochemistry.