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UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry - General Concentration, (B.S.Ch.)


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The department offers a program culminating in the professional degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.Ch.). This program is designed to meet the requirements of the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society, and is undertaken primarily by students who desire to go directly to positions in the chemical industry, or to enroll for postgraduate study in chemistry. 

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  link for the University General Education Program requirements.

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree, the student must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a grade point average of at least 2.0. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be in courses from the upper division.

Note: The following courses meet general education requirements as well as degree requirements for the B.S. Ch.

The Major (64-66 hours)


General Education (12 hours)

Advanced Requirements (17-19 hours)


Nine (9 hrs) upper division semester in chemistry lecture courses, plus (2-3 hrs) in upper division chemistry laboratory courses, the undergraduate research course sequence (3 hrs) CHEM 4901 /CHEM 4902 /CHEM 4903  

Plus one of the following courses (3-4 hrs):

Electives


Electives must be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Graduating with Honors in Chemistry


Applies to both the B.S.Ch. and the B.S. with a major in Chemistry

  1. In order to graduate with Honors in Chemistry, the student must have an inclusive GPA of at least 3.25 and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in all science and mathematics courses required for the major.
  2. The student must earn honors credit in a minimum of three 3-credit hour upper-division chemistry lecture courses if honors have not been previously earned in CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1120 , or in a minimum of two 3-credit hour upper-division chemistry lecture courses if honors have been previously earned in CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1120 . Honors may be contracted in courses not offering a formal Honors section. A minimum grade of B is required in order to earn honors credit.
  3. The student must successfully complete CHEM 4901 /CHEM 4902 /CHEM 4903  with a formal paper required in CHEM 4903  serving as the equivalent of an honors thesis.
  4. The student must present his/her research to an audience external to the Department of Chemistry.

Typical 4-Year Chemistry (B.S.Ch.) Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 31 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 31 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals 29 hrs


Senior Year


Semester Totals 29 hrs


Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Courses offered only online or both online and on-ground

PSWith permission of the Chair of the Chemistry Department, PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 and PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021  may be substituted for this sequence.

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