Chemistry

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.

Standard Core

  • 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)

Electives

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 the HPU catalog for more information.