A chemistry degree will open up many opportunities for graduates. Our graduates find employment in a wide range of areas, including medicinal, industrial, environmental and biological areas. A great overview of possible careers can be obtained on the American Chemical Society website.
A major in chemistry requires 35 or 36 hours of chemistry courses. Below is an outline of the chemistry courses that must be completed in order to obtain the major.
- CHE 1479 General Chemistry I (4 hours)
- CHE 1489 General Chemistry II (4 hours)
- CHE 2331 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)
- CHE 2139 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 hour)
- CHE 2341 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
- CHE 2149 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 hour)
- CHE 3469 Quantitative Chemistry (4 hours)
- CHE 3311 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
- CHE 3119 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1 hour)
- CHE 3321 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
- CHE 3129 Physical Chemistry II Lab (1 hour)
In addition, students choose 7 or 8 hours from
- CHE 4381 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
- CHE 4439 Biochemistry I (4 hours)
- CHE 4449 Biochemistry II (4 hours)
- CHE 4469 Instrumental Analysis (4 hours)
- CHE 4391 Polymer Chemistry (3 hours)
- SCI 4109 Chemistry Research Proposal (1 hours)
- SCI 4209 Research Problems in Chemistry (2 hours)
In addition to the aforementioned chemistry courses, there are other mandatory courses. Please see pages 94, 229 and 230 of the 2014-2015 Catalog for more information.