B.S. in Chemistry

The B.S. Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society and prepares the student for graduate study or a professional career as a chemist in industry, in government service, or in secondary school teaching. Students interested in secondary school teacher certification should contact the College of Arts and Sciences, 305-348-2978.

Bachelor of Science In Chemistry (B.S.) Requirements

Degree Program Hours: 120

Students admitted to the university are admitted directly to their chosen major. Students are expected to make good progress based on critical indicators, such as GPA in specific courses or credits earned. In cases where students are not making good progress, a change of major may be required. Advisors work to redirect students to more appropriate majors when critical indicators are not met.

Course Description Hours
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHM 2210 CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 2210L CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHM 2211 CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 2211L CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 4
PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus I Lab 1
PHY 2049 PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 4
PHY 2049L PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus II Lab 1
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4
MAC 2312 Calculus II 4

In addition to the lower division preparation (above), the student must complete the following list of courses:

Course Description Hours
CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 3120L Intro to Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I* 4
CHM 3410L Physical Chem. Lab I* 1
CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHM 3411L Physical Chem. Lab II 2
CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry 3
CHM 4304L Biological Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 4230L Structure Determination Lab 1
CHM 4611 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHM 4611L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 4910L Undergraduate Research** 1
CHM4930 Senior Seminar 1
CHM 4XXX Senior Chemistry Elective 3

And at least 3 additional credits chosen from the following list:

Course Description Hours
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3
MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus 4
COP 2270 C for Engineers 3

Note* Students who wish to graduate in the customary four years should make sure they are ready to take Physical Chemistry I at the beginning of the third year of study.

Note** Students who plan to pursue a career in research should plan to start their independent study project no later than the beginning of the fourth year and are encouraged to begin sooner.