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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. Conceptual Topics: Students will use IUPAC nomenclature when naming molecules.

2. Conceptual Topics: Students will use rules of chemical equilibria to predict changes in an chemical reaction or chemical system.

3. Conceptual Topics: Students will the priciples of kinetics to describe the rate of a chemical reaction.

4. Conceptual Topics: Students will use thermodynamics to describe the energetics of a chemical reaction.

5. Conceptual Topics: Students will the periodic table to predict trends in elemental properties.

6. Conceptual Topics: Students will use chemical bonding theories to describe the electron arrangement in molecules.

7. Conceptual Topics: Students will use acid/base theories to describe the behavior of these compounds in solution.

8. Conceptual Topics: Students will be able to describe the basic chemical molecules of living systems, including proteins nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. (Biochemistry Emphasis Only)

9. Conceptual Topics: Students will demonstrate their ability to perform quantitative measurements and analysis.

10. Conceptual Topics: Students will demonstrate their ability to perform qualitative measurements and analysis.



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