Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry will be able to:

  • Evaluate and critically solve problems related to the chemical sciences and communicate those solutions.
  • Develop proficiency in scientific inquiry including laboratory technique, data analysis, literature review, and experimental design.

  • B.S. in Chemistry Requirements
    Admission Requirements Advising

    Students are strongly encouraged to talk to a faculty advisor in the Chemistry Department to ensure that the necessary math and science courses are taken in the first two years of study.

    Graduation Requirements

    Students complete a BS in Chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis.

    BIOL A108Principles and Methods in Biology6
    BIOL A242Fundamentals of Cell Biology3
    BIOL A243Experiential Learning: Cell Biology and Genetics4
    BIOL A252Principles of Genetics3
    BIOL A461Molecular Biology3
    or BIOL A465 Experiential Learning: Molecular Biology
    CHEM A105
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry I Laboratory
    CHEM A106
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry II Laboratory
    CHEM A208Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry3
    CHEM A218Experiential Learning: Quantitative Chemical Analysis5
    CHEM A321Organic Chemistry I3
    CHEM A322Organic Chemistry II3
    CHEM A323L Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    CHEM A411Biophysical Chemistry3
    CHEM A418Experiential Learning: Chemical Instrumentation and Methods5
    CHEM A441Principles of Biochemistry I3
    CHEM A442Principles of Biochemistry II3
    CHEM A443Biochemistry Laboratory2
    CHEM A481Experiential Learning: Undergraduate Seminar I1
    CHEM A482Experiential Learning: Undergraduate Seminar II2
    MATH A155Precalculus5
    MATH A251Calculus I4-6
    or MATH A251F F.A.T. Calculus I
    STAT A253Applied Statistics for the Sciences4
    Complete a PHYS sequence:8
    PHYS A123
    College Physics I
    and College Physics I Laboratory
    PHYS A124
    College Physics II
    and College Physics II Laboratory
    PHYS A211
    General Physics I
    and General Physics I Laboratory
    PHYS A212
    General Physics II
    and General Physics II Laboratory
    Complete 13 credits from the following upper-division electives:13
    BIOL A310
    Principles of Animal Physiology
    BIOL A412
    Behavioral Endocrinology
    BIOL A413
    BIOL A452
    Human Genome
    BIOL A463
    Molecular Biology of Cancer
    BIOL A465
    Experiential Learning: Molecular Biology
    BIOL/CHEM A474
    BIOL A498
    Individual Research
    CHEM/BIOL A471
    CHEM A495
    Chemistry Internship
    CHEM A498
    Individual Research
    MBIO A340
    Microbial Biology
    MBIO A342
    Experiential Learning: Microbial Biology
    MBIO A410
    Microbial Physiology
    MBIO A462
    PHYS A303
    Modern Physics
    PHYS A320
    Simulation of Physical Systems
    PHYS A403
    Quantum Mechanics
    PSY A370
    Behavioral Neuroscience

    A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 39 credits must be upper division.

    Honors in Chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry awards departmental honors in chemistry to undergraduate students who show exceptional performance in all their coursework. To graduate with honors students must:

    • Satisfy all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry;
    • Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors;
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 in chemistry (CHEM) classes;
    • Complete, with distinction, a written assignment in the style of a chemical journal based on the research performed in CHEM A498;
    • Notify the Departmental Honors Committee in writing at the time they file their Application for Graduation with the Office of the Registrar that they intend to graduate with departmental honors.
Please be sure to review the UAA Baccalaureate Degree Requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements in the UAA Catalog.