1780 - Chemistry - ACS Approved

General

Program Title
Chemistry - ACS Approved
Degree Designation
BS
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(s)
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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.

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Admissions Requirements

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

Notes

See program website for additional information.

Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration (ACS Approved)

Credits: 84

Requirements: (80 credits) CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 350, CHEM 391, CHEM 420, CHEM 421, CHEM 422, CHEM 423, CHEM 432, CHEM 480, CHEM 481, CHEM 491; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235; BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 262, BIOL 360.

Electives: (4 credits) CHEM 433 or CHEM 450 or CHEM 455.

Chemistry - Chemical Physics Concentration (ACS Approved)

Credits: 77

Requirements: CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 350, CHEM 391, CHEM 420, CHEM 421, CHEM 422, CHEM 423, CHEM 430, CHEM 431, CHEM 450, CHEM 480, CHEM 489 (2 credits) or CHEM 444 (2 credits.), CHEM 491; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235, PHYS 328, PHYS 329, PHYS 346. Completion of these courses satisfies the requirements for approval by the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry - Environmental Chemistry Concentration (ACS Approved)

Credits: 78

Requirements: CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 350, CHEM 391, CHEM 420, CHEM 421, CHEM 422, CHEM 423, CHEM 430, CHEM 431, CHEM 320 or CHEM 440, CHEM 450, CHEM 480, CHEM 489 (2 credits) or CHEM 444 (2 credits), CHEM 491; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235; AHS 220, ETS 375. Completion of these courses satisfies the requirements for approval by the American Chemical Society.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Demonstrate a broad understanding of chemistry, including physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and biochemistry sub-disciplines. 
Objective
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.
Objective
Be able to design and conduct scientific experiments and analyze the resulting data.
Objective
Communication
Objective
Be knowledgeable about ethics in science
Objective
Apply calculus and physics to chemical systems.  For the biochemistry option, also apply chemical structure and function to biochemical systems.
Objective
Be able to search, access and use the scientific literature.

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