General Education Requirements

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I 1
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I 2
College Physics II 2
University Physics I 2
University Physics II 2
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 3
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39



 Required to take PHYS 211 College Physics I and PHYS 212 College Physics II or take PHYS 251 University Physics I and PHYS 252 University Physics II


Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
CHEM 121General Chemistry I5
CHEM 122General Chemistry II5
CHEM 330Quantitative Analysis I4
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II5
CHEM 411Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 425Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 491Integrated Science Capstone2
Directed Electives
Select eight hours from the following:8
Quantitative Analysis II
Elements of Biochemistry
Laboratory Preparation and Management
Physical Chemistry II
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
BA Language/Cultural Studies or BS Related Field
Total Credits42

Total General Education 39-41 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 42 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Note: This major requires a minor

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

Fall start - even years

First Year
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3CHEM 1225
CHEM 1215COMM 110 (Gen Ed)3
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2
UNIV 1501Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 16
Second Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2CHEM 3314
CHEM 3304MATH 165 (Gen Ed)4
Literacies (Gen Ed)3Minor course3
PHYS 211 (Gen Ed)4PHYS 212 (Gen Ed)4
 13 15
Third Year
CHEM 3415CHEM 3425
CHEM 4114CHEM 4254
Minor course3Minor course3
Minor course3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
CHEM 3604Elective4
CHEM 4912Elective3
Minor course3Minor course3
Minor course3Minor course3
 15 16
Total Credits 120

Fall start - odd years

First Year
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3CHEM 122 (Gen Ed)5
CHEM 121 (Gen Ed)5COMM 110 (Gen Ed)3
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2
UNIV 1501Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 16
Second Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2CHEM 3425
CHEM 3415Minor Course3
Literacies (Gen Ed)3PHYS 2124
PHYS 2114Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 14 15
Third Year
CHEM 3304CHEM 3314
CHEM 3604MATH 165 (Gen Ed)4
Minor Course3Minor Course3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 14 14
Fourth Year
CHEM 4114CHEM 4254
CHEM 4912Elective3
Elective3Elective 3
Minor Course4Elective3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 16 16
Total Credits 120

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the major concepts in chemistry.
  2. Exhibit critical thinking skills by applying the scientific method to solve problems.
  3. Exhibit the ability to read and communicate in a scientific style.
  4. Exhibit the ability to collaborate
  5. Understand the importance of chemistry to themselves and society.