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Chemistry Major - General Track (BS)

The Chemistry Major (General Track) is recommended for students who intend to teach in secondary schools or work in hospital laboratories, technical libraries or in chemistry-related professions such as chemical or instrument sales. Students seeking chemically oriented careers in medicine, den-tistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, environmental science, agriculture or other allied fields might also consider this track.

Students planning on graduate studies in chemistry and/or a career as a professional chemist are advised to pursue the Chemistry Major (Professional Track) or the Chemistry Major (ACS Certified).

The Chemistry Major (General Track) makes an ideal double major for students with their primary major in Biology, Geology, Physics or in the interdisciplinary Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics or Environmental Science and Studies Programs Students electing to major in Chemistry should contact the Department of Chemistry and be assigned a chemistry adviser to assist them in designing programs to meet their career needs. A grade of C or higher must be earned in each required course.

Core Course Requirements (40-42 credits):
CHEM 110/111General Chemistry I & II (4,4)
CHEM 210Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 323Inorganic Chemistry (4) or
CHEM 351Biochemistry I (3)
MATH 211Calculus for Applications (3) or
MATH 273Calculus I (4)
PHYS 211/212General Physics I and II (4,4) or
PHYS 241/242General Physics I and II (4,4)
CHEM 331/332Organic Chemistry I and II (5,5)
CHEM 345Principles of Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 372Intermediate Laboratory I (1)

In addition to the above core course requirements, students electing the Chemistry Major (General Track) must take a minimum of 9 additional credits (at least 3 additional courses) from the following list of elective courses:

Elective Courses (9 credits minimum):
CHEM 310Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 323Inorganic Chemistry (4)*
CHEM 346Theoretical Foundations of Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 351Biochemistry I (3)*
CHEM 356Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
CHEM 357Biochemistry II (3)
CHEM 361Chemical and Bacteriological Studies on Water Pollution (3)
CHEM 363Chemistry of Dangerous Drugs (3)
CHEM 367Forensic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 373Intermediate Laboratory II (1)
CHEM 391-4Special Problems in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 395Internship in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 491-4Introduction to Research in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 401Seminar in Chemistry (1)#
CHEM 461Advanced Lecture Topics (1-3)
CHEM 462Advanced Laboratory Techniques (1-2)
CHEM 480Chemical Toxicology (3)
BIOL 309Principles of Genetics (4)
BIOL 408Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 409Molecular Biology (3)
BIOL 410Molecular Biology Laboratory (2)
BIOL 421Immunology (4)
BIOL 428Virology (3)
BIOL 486Biology Majors Seminar (1)#
COSC 336Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis (4)
COSC/MATH 378Scientific Modeling and Simulation (3)
CIS 458Organizational Database Analysis (3)
GEOL 305Environmental Geology (4)
GEOL 331Mineralogy (4)
GEOL 415Hydrogeology (4)
GEOL 4XXGeochemistry (4)
MATH 330Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
MATH 374Differential Equations (3)
MBBB 301Introduction to Bioinformatics (4)
MBBB 4XXAdvanced Bioinformatics (3)
MBBB 4XXSeminar in Biotechnology (1)#
PHYS 307Introductory Mathematical Physics (3)
PHYS 311Modern Physics (3)
* Course may not be used to satisfy both core and elective course requirements.
# Only one of CHEM 401, BIOL 486, and MBBB 4XX may be used to satisfy elective course requirments.
Course has prerequisite(s) not listed among the core course requirements.

CHEM 301 is suggested as a course to fulfill Category I.D. of the University's General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students may also wish to consider taking courses such as COSC 165 or 236, two semesters of a foreign language or courses in Business or Economics, depending on their interests and career goals.