Both the B.S. and B.A. programs are flexible enough to allow the students to pursue objectives such as secondary school teaching, industrial, clinical or governmental employment, or to attend graduate school. They also provide an excellent basis for entrance into professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, nutrition and psychology.
The Bachelor of Science degree is designed for the student desiring a thorough background in chemistry; one who plans to attend graduate school, or seek immediate employment in the field of chemistry. (See section on ACS certification below.)
The course of study normally pursued by B.S. Chemistry majors is:
1 Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement of the Cornerstone Program.
2 Seminar and Thesis is 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.
3 Courses are offered in alternate years. Must be taken when offered in the junior or senior year.
4 Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement of the Cornerstone Program.
B.S. chemistry majors desiring an American Chemical Society certified degree must complete BCH 343 - Biochemistry I in addition to the requirements listed above.