B.S. in Chemistry

Program Information

Chemistry deals with the nature of all substances and the changes that occur therein. It ranges from the study of the structure of atoms and molecules to that of the reactions occurring in living organisms. The study of chemistry can provide knowledge that will give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live. In addition, a knowledge of chemistry is a great asset in areas such as biology, physics, and health-related fields. It is a logical basis for premedical training.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students interested in Physical or Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry with ACS Certification based on degree requirements in the current catalog. 

If a student does not want ACS certification they do not need to take Chem 4210, 4330, 4170 and 4600.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your Departmental Advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Department’s Recommended Schedule of Courses and the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, take Chem 1050 to explore this option before making a decision.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

CHEM 1211K

4

MATH 1113

3

ENGL 1101

3

**GSU 1010

1

Area B Elective

2
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

CHEM 1212k

4

ENGL 1102

3

MATH 2211

4

Area B Elective

2
Total Hours 13

Notes

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Get chemistry career ready by developing bench skills and critical thinking skills through research. Kick off with CHEM 2950, in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Advance to CHEM 4160, 4170, 4950 or 4995, all of which offer research experience integrated with scientific communication skill development.

Do not forget to seek out and apply for chemistry-related internships and scholarships.


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

CHEM 2010

2

CHEM 2400

4

CHEM 3100

2

MATH 2212

4

PHYS 2211k

4
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

CHEM 3410

4

CHEM 3110

2

PHYS 2212K

4

Area C Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 16

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Get chemistry career ready by developing bench skills and critical thinking skills through research. Kick off with CHEM 2950, in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Advance to CHEM 4160, 4170, 4950 or 4995, all of which offer research experience integrated with scientific communication skill development.

Do not forget to seek out and apply for chemistry-related internships and scholarships.


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

*CHEM 4000

3

CHEM 4110

3

Area C Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

CHEM 4600

5
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

CHEM 4010

3

CHEM 4120

3

Area H Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*Critical Thinking Writing course (CTW)

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Get chemistry career ready by developing bench skills and critical thinking skills through research. Kick off with CHEM 2950, in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Advance to CHEM 4160, 4170, 4950 or 4995, all of which offer research experience integrated with scientific communication skill development.

Do not forget to seek out and apply for chemistry-related internships and scholarships.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

CHEM 4190

3

POLS 1101

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 12

Term 2

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Get chemistry career ready by developing bench skills and critical thinking skills through research. Kick off with CHEM 2950, in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Advance to CHEM 4160, 4170, 4950 or 4995, all of which offer research experience integrated with scientific communication skill development.

Do not forget to seek out and apply for chemistry-related internships and scholarships.