B.S. (Pure Chemistry)

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Pure 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
MATH 1910 - Calculus I Credit: 4
CHEM 1500 - First Year Interactions and Advisement Credit: 1
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Total: 15

Second Semester

ENGL 1020 - English Composition II Credit: 3
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II Credit: 4
MATH 1920 - Calculus II Credit: 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Sophomore Year

First Semester

CHEM 2010 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Credit: 3
CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I Credit: 4
PHYS 2110 - Calculus-based Physics I Credit: 4
MATH 2110 - Calculus III Credit: 4
Total: 15

Second Semester

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 
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II Credit: 4
PHYS 2120 - Calculus-based Physics II Credit: 4
MATH/PHYS Elective Credit: 31
Total: 17


Junior Year

First Semester

CHEM 3410 - Quantitative Analysis Credit: 4
CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry I Credit: 4
HIST 2010 - Early United States History Credit: 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14

Second Semester

COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication Credit: 3 or
PC 2500 - Communicating in the Professions Credit: 3
HIST 2020 - Modern United States History Credit: 3
CHEM 3520 - Physical Chemistry II Credit: 4
Elective Credit: 6
Total: 16


Senior Year

First Semester

CHEM 4520 (5520) - Instrumental Analysis Credit: 4
CHEM 4610 (5610) - General Biochemistry I Credit: 3
CHEM 4910 - Chemistry Seminar Credit: 2
CHEM 4210 (5210) - Chemistry of Polymers Credit: 3
Elective Credit: 3
Total: 15

Second Semester

CHEM 4110 (5110) - Inorganic Chemistry Credit: 3
CHEM 4150 (5150) - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Credit: 1
CHEM Elective Credit: 32
CHEM 4991 - Undergraduate Research Credit: 1
CHEM Elective Credit: 32
Elective Credit: 3
Total: 14


Note:

1Choose from MATH 2010, MATH 2120, MATH 3070 or PHYS 2920.

2Choose from CHEM 4310 (5310), CHEM 4320 (5320), CHEM 4410 (5410), CHEM 4620 (5620), CHEM 4650 (5650), CHEM 4710 (5710), and CHEM 4720 (5720).

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Pure Chemistry Concentration

A pure chemistry concentration is for chemistry students preparing for a career as a professional chemist or for graduate study in chemistry. This curriculum exceeds the minimum requirements for degree certification by the American Chemical Society.