The B.S. in Chemistry is an American Chemical Society certified degree and is designed for the student desiring a thorough background in chemistry; one who plans to attend graduate school in chemistry or closely related field, or seek immediate employment in the field of chemistry. Students completing the B.S. in Chemistry will graduate with an American Chemical Society certified degree.
The course of study normally pursued by B.S. Chemistry majors is:
1 Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement of the Cornerstone Program. 2 Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement of the Cornerstone Program. 3 Fulfills the Moral Inquiry requirement of the Cornerstone Program. 4 Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement of the Cornerstone Program. 5 Courses are offered in the Fall Semester. 6 Courses are offered in the Spring Semester. 7 Independent Research can be taken more than once but will only count once toward the major. 8 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Biochemistry II can both be taken but only one will count toward the major. 9 Required in each semester of the junior and senior years and satisfies the Capstone Experience requirement of the Cornerstone Program. Four credits are obtained in the second semester of the senior year. 10 Independent Research must be taken for three credits to count as a course towards the major.
The student who completes the honors requirements in Chemistry below is awarded a degree “with honors in Chemistry.”