Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences

141 Overman Hall, 419-372-2031

Major, Bachelor of Science - minor required

A student majoring in chemistry may follow several programs of study, depending on career aspirations.

I. B.S. Chemistry Major (44 hours): This program meets the needs of students who plan professional careers in chemistry.

Spring 2019 B.S. course requirements

II. Biochemistry Specialization (35 to 40 hours): This program is designed for students interested in the chemistry/biology interface. Two tracks are available. Track 1 places more emphasis on 4000-level chemistry courses and is the recommended option for students preparing for graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry. Track 2 requires more biology and fewer chemistry courses. Students in pre-health professional programs may find this track especially attractive.

Spring 2019 B.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry Specialization course requirements

III. Forensic Chemistry Specialization (42 hours): This program is designed for students interested in the application of analytical chemistry to forensic evidence. It provides a strong background in chemistry with additional exposure to aspects of forensic science. Students completing this specialization would be well prepared for a graduate Forensic Science program or employment in a crime laboratory.

Spring 2019 B.S. Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry Specialization course requirements

IV. ACS Certification: With the correct selection of electives and the addition of several upper-level chemistry courses, these Chemistry degrees and Specializations will satisfy all requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society. This option is recommended for students planning to attend graduate school or for those who want a comprehensive background in chemistry. Details of ACS certification are outlined on the check sheets.

Minor (20 hours):

  • CHEM 1250, 1270, 1280 (10) or 1350, 1370, 1380 (10)
  • CHEM 3410, 3440 and 3450 or 3460 (9-10) or 3060 (4)
  • Additional CHEM electives to a minimum of 20 hours; CHEM 2010 and 3080 are recommended for students who take 3060. CHEM 3130, 4130, and 4830 may not be counted toward the minor

Other programs:
Programs in chemistry also are offered by the College of Education and Human Development.

Note:
Students who take two courses in any one of the following groups will not receive graduation credit for both:

  • CHEM 1250, 1350
  • CHEM 1270, 1370
  • CHEM 3060, 3410
  • CHEM 3080, 4450
  • CHEM 3090, 4460
  • CHEM 3520, 4050