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Chemistry, B.A. major

Required Credits: 31
Required GPA: 2.25


Note: Students enrolled in CHEM 1111 who elect this
major should enroll in CHEM 2212 during the second

Select one of the following:

Complete the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:


Select 5 semester credits of electives from CHEM 3100
or above. Up to 4 semester credits of research
CHEM 3980 or CHEM 4980 may be used in this area


Program Learning Outcomes | Chemistry, B.A. 

1.  Use the structure of atoms and their subatomic particles to explain chemical and physical properties.

2.  Explain how atoms interact via chemical bonds and the energy changes associated with making and breaking bonds.

3.  Relate the three dimensional geometric structures of chemical compounds to their chemical and physical behaviors. 

4.  Evaluate how intermolecular forces dictate the physical behavior of matter.

5.  Categorize and analyze the chemical reactions involved in transforming matter into products with new chemical and physical properties.

6.  Evaluate the energy changes that accompany chemical reactions.

7.  Assess the various ways that affect how reaction rates vary with time.

8.  Analyze the various factors that affect the equilibrium of chemical reactions.

9.  Perform laboratory experiments that involve collecting and analyzing data and practicing chemical safety.

10.  Evaluate chemical constructs at the particulate and macroscopic levels using models, graphs to visualize data, and mathematical equations.

11.  Develop written reports and oral presentations that effectively communicate scientific principles and processes.


Suggested Semester Schedule | Chemistry, B.A.

The following is a list of required courses for the Chemistry Major, B.A., arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their academic program and may be altered somewhat to fit the students background and circumstances.


  • CHEM2211
  • CHEM2212
  • Core Curriculum requirements
  • Electives


  • CHEM3311
  • CHEM3312
  • CHEM3371
  • CHEM3372
  • CHEM3507
  • CHEM3570
  • Core Curriculum requirements


  • CHEM3100
  • CHEM3110
  • CHEM4411
    or CHEM4811
  • Chemistry electives
  • Complete Core Curriculum requirements
  • Electives