Chemistry - ACS Approved

General

Program Title

Chemistry - ACS Approved

Degree Designation

BS

Award Type

Baccalaureate

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Professional Chemistry ACS Approved Major and ACS Approved Options are designed for those individuals who wish to obtain a professional chemistry degree and who are interested in chemical industries, chemical professions or graduate study in chemistry and its related fields. Because of the breadth of these programs, students may apply to waive or double count the distribution requirements in the core. The ACS approved majors include a senior-year capstone experience involving student -faculty collaborative research.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Status

Active

Requirements

Credits: 70-72

Program Requirements

(60 credits) course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course; course, course; course, course.

Electives

(10-12 credits) Select 8 credits: course, course, course, course.

Select 2-4 additional credits from the electives above or from: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course.

  • Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing course and course.

Notes

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Demonstrate a broad understanding of chemistry, including physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and biochemistry sub-disciplines. 

Outcome

Be proficient in classical lab techniques and be able to use modern instrumentation.  Assess one outcome in this category each year on a 5-year cycle.

Outcome

Be able to design and conduct scientific experiments and analyze the resulting data.

Outcome

Communication

Outcome

Be knowledgeable about ethics in science

Outcome

Apply calculus and physics to chemical systems.  For the biochemistry option, also apply chemical structure and function to biochemical systems.

Outcome

Be able to search, access and use the scientific literature.

Degree Maps

Major Code

5111

Program Code

1780