Major in Chemistry (BS)
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science
courses are included in the major.)
Biology – 4 hours
BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
Chemistry – 49 hours
CHEM 1501 Background and Strategies in Chemistry
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 2012/2001 Analytical Chemistry/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3073 Biochemistry I
CHEM 3233 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3313/3311 Instrumentation I/Lab
CHEM 4313/4311 Instrumentation II/Lab
CHEM 4403/4401 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics/Lab
CHEM 4413/4411 Physical Chemistry: Quantum and Kinetics/Lab
CHEM 4051 Senior Seminar-Chemistry
CHEM 4701-3 Undergraduate Research*
*Three research hours required. American Chemical Society certified BS Chemistry
degrees require 3 hours of research credit, which may be obtained at SAU or through
another advisor-approved research activity or program
Select 1 hour from the following:
CHEM 3071 Biochemistry I Lab
CHEM 3231 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Lab
2 or more hours selected from the following:
CHEM 4013 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 4033 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 4073 Biochemistry II
CHEM 4701-3 Undergraduate Research
CHEM 4791-3 Advanced Topics in Chemistry I
CHEM 4891-3 Advanced Topics in Chemistry II
CHEM 4991-3 Advanced Topics in Chemistry III
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Mathematics – 18 hours
MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics**
MATH 1525 Calculus I
MATH 1545 Calculus II
MATH 2563 Calculus III
(**Taking both MATH 1023 College Algebra and MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry is
equivalent to MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus.)
Other Requirements – 6 hours
ENGL 3003 Advanced Professional Writing
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
Electives – 9 hours
University electives may be used but not exceed 6 hours of the 9 total elective hours.
College of Science and Engineering electives 4-9 hours.
Student may need additional upper-level hours to complete the required 40 junior/senior hours.
No minor is required in this major.
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