Chemistry Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Science (A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Chemistry major consists of 58-59 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Chemistry Core Courses

  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 1520 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3210 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3220 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3510 Quantitative Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3520 Instrumental Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4210 Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4 s.h.) or CHE 4220 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4860 Library Research Project (1 s.h.) or CHE 4870 Laboratory Research Project (2 s.h.)
  • PHY 1510 General Physics I (4 s.h.) or PHY 2510 General Physics I-Calculus Based (4 s.h.)
  • PHY 1520 oGeneral Physics II (4 s.h.) or PHY 2520 General Physics II-Calculus Based (4 s.h.)

Major Electives

Select 12 s.h from the following (CHE 3100 and 4500 highly recommended):

  • CHE 3100 Inorganic Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4100 Forensic Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4210 Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4220 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4300 Environmental Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4500 Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4600 Advanced Biochemistry (4 s.h.)

Mathematics Courses

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2310 Calculus I (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2320 Calculus II (3 s.h.)

In addition to the general Chemistry major, students may choose to major in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, or Forensic Science. Visit those concentration pages for curriculum requirements.


Minor Requirements

The Chemistry minor consists of 16 s.h. in 3000-level or higher Chemistry (CHE) courses.


Requirements for the Associate of Science (A.S.) Subject Concentration

The A.S. concentration in Chemistry consists of 29-31 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Chemistry Courses

  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 1520 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)

Chemistry Electives:

Select 12 s.h. from the following:

  • CHE 3100 Inorganic Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3210 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3220 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3510 Quantitative Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3520 Instrumental Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4000 Medicinal Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4100 Forensic Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4210 Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4220 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4300 Environmental Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4500 Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 4600 Advanced Biochemistry (4 s.h.)

Required Science and Mathematics

  • SCI 1410 Earth Science (3 s.h.) or GLY 1600 Physical Geology (4 s.h.)
  • SCI 1420 Biological Science (3 s.h.) or BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I: Intro to Cellular Biology (4 s.h.)
  • MAT 1050 College Algebra (3 s.h.) (or higher)