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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Chemistry - ACS Certified (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Students are eligible for admission to the Chemistry (BS) Program upon completion of the requirements for the Chemical Technician (AAS) degree, the requirements of which are a subset of the in Chemistry (BS) requirements.
  • Minor: Not required
  • Grade Requirements: Average GPA of 2.00 or better in courses within the major.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation.  A minimum of 51 credit hours of chemistry and chemistry related course work are required with a further 18 credits in required cognate courses outside of chemistry.  A total of 40 upper division credit hours (in courses numbered 3000 and above) are required for all Chemistry majors to fulfill University graduation requirements; 29-34 upper division credit hours are earned while completing the Chemistry program requirements.

Advisement

All Chemistry majors should meet with their assigned faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Initial advisement is with the Chemistry Department Chair.  Call 801-626-6952 for information and to arrange an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information). Students are eligible for admission to the Chemistry (BS) Program upon completion of the requirements for the Chemical Technician (AAS) degree, the requirements of which are a subset of the in Chemistry (BS) requirements.

General Education Requirements

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Chemistry major also satisfy general education requirements for the physical sciences: CHEM 1210  and PHYS 2210 .

Chemistry-ACS Certified (BS)

Students applying for the Chemistry Major will first complete the requirements for the Chemical Technician AAS. Courses for the AAS are included here for completeness.

Required Introductory and Foundation Courses (32 credit hours)


The following are introductory and foundation level courses that are required for the Chemistry major.

Required In-Depth Courses (3 credit hours)


The following are required courses beyond the foundation.

Elective In-Depth Courses (minimum 16 credit hours)


Students must take a minimum of 16 credit hours of the following courses with a minimum of 12 hours in CHEM including a minimum of 4 hours of CHEM laboratory.  One hour of laboratory credit is imbedded in most in-depth CHEM courses.  Please consult the course description for more detail.

Note:


CHEM 2600 - Laboratory Safety  is recommended.

CHEM 2320 /2325 , CHEM 3420 , and CHEM 4600  are strongly recommended for students planning to attend graduate school.

Additional upper division math courses (MATH 2210 , MATH 2270 , MATH 2280 , MATH 3410 , MATH 3710 , MATH 4110 ) are recommended for students planning to attend graduate school and study physical chemistry or chemical engineering.

Additional courses should be chosen to support career plans.

Required Cognate Courses (18 credit hours)


Students must complete a minimum of two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics with laboratory.

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