Chemistry B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

This major provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and techniques commensurate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The student pursuing this degree may plan a professional or industrial vocation or pursue a graduate degree. The student must complete 36 semester hours of essential studies courses and the chemistry core listed below. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.50 in the core courses. The MSU Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least a minor program in a supporting area in conjunction with the major.

Chemistry majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses are required: ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, MATH 103, CHEM 121, CHEM 121L, CHEM 122, CHEM 122L, and MATH 165. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.
  • SLO 2: Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.
  • SLO 3: Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of chemical problems (including experiential component).
  • SLO 4: Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.
  • SLO 5: Students will integrate technology into work products.

Requirements

Core Courses

CHEM 330Quantitative Analysis I

3

CHEM 330LQuantitative Analysis Lab I

1

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 360Elements Of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 360LElements Of Biochemistry Lab

1

CHEM 466Survey of Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 466LSurvey of Physical Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 470LIntegrated Lab

1

MATH 323Probability & Statistics

3

SCNC 480Science Comprehensive

1

Total Credit Hours:27

Essential Studies Courses 36 SH

Chemistry Core Courses 27 SH

Elective Courses 20-34 SH

Minors 18-32 SH

Total 120 SH

*A second major or minor required