B.I. in Chemistry

Effective Fall 2018

The B.I. degree in Chemistry combines academic studies and professional training to prepare students for variety of careers in chemical sciences. The degree is structured so that students gain a depth of understanding in chemistry and a breadth of humanities, other sciences, business and entrepreneurship. The major is composed of a Chemistry core, Auxiliary requirements, Innovation core, Cross-discipline core, and LAS and Compass Curriculum courses. The Innovation core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. These team projects align with Chemistry’s professional practice focus. The Cross-discipline component includes business, engineering technology, and globalization.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Requirements

  • CHEM 1401: General Chemistry I, 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1402: General Chemistry Laboratory I, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 1511: General Chemistry for Majors II, 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1513: General Chemistry Laboratory for Majors II, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 3201: Organic Chemistry for Majors I1, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3203: Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors I1, 2 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3211: Organic Chemistry for Majors II1, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3213: Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors II1, 2 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4001: Analytical Chemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4002: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 4211: Biochemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4701: Biophysical Chemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM electives: Up to 6 hours may be CHEM 2904/4904/49052, 6 Credit Hours

Auxiliary Requirements

  • BIOL 1350: General Biology II: Introduction to the Cell, 3 Credit Hours
  • MATH 1330: Calculus for Life Sciences, 4 Credit Hours
  • PES 1110/1160: General Physics I and Lab, 5 Credit Hours

Innovation Core

  • BLAW 2010: Business and Intellectual Property Law, 3 Credit Hours
  • ENTP 1000: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 3 Credit Hours
  • ENTP 4500: Entrepreneurship and Strategy, 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 1010: The Innovation Process, 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 2010: Innovation Team: Analyze and Report, 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 2100: Technical Writing, Proposals, and Presentations, 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 3010: Innovation Team: Research and Execute, 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 4010: Innovation Team: Design and Lead, 3 Credit Hours

Cross-Discipline Core3

  • Business, Engineering Technology, or Globalization, 15 Credit Hours

LAS & Compass Requirements

  • GPS 1010: Gateway Program Seminar, 3 Credit Hours
  • ENGL 1310: Rhetoric & Writing I, 3 Credit Hours
  • HUM 3990: Special Topics in Humanities, 3 Credit Hours
  • Other LAS and Compass Requirements4, 21 Credit Hours
  • General Electives, 3 Credit Hours
  • Total Credit Hours: 120

1 Students who complete the CHEM 3101/3102, 3111/3112 sequence must take CHEM 3203 and 3213.

2 CHEM 2904 Research: Lower Division, CHEM 4904 Research: Upper Division, and CHEM 4905 Internship are open to qualified students by arrangement with a faculty member. Students electing these courses will plan a research project with the faculty member prior to registration, and must submit a written report for each semester summarizing their research project.

3 Please see the BI web site for specific courses.

4 Please refer to the Academic Catalog or to the Student Success Center Majors and Minors Advising Guides for details.

B.I. in Chemistry, Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 1401: 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1402: 1 Credit Hour
  • ENTP 1000: 3 Credit Hours
  • GPS 1010: 3 Credit Hours
  • MATH 1330: 4 Credit Hour
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 1511: 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1513: 1 Credit Hour
  • ENGL 1310: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 1010: 3 Credit Hours
  • PES 1110: 4 Credit Hours
  • PES 1160: 1 Credit Hour
  • Total: 16 Credit Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 3201: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3203: 2 Credit Hours
  • BIOL 1350: 3 Credit Hours
  • BLAW 2010: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 2010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 14 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 3211: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3213: 2 Credit Hours
  • INOV 2100: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 2010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirement or elective: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 14 Credit Hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 4001: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4002: 1 Credit Hour
  • INOV 3010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirements or electives: 9 Credit Hours
  • Total: 16 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 4211: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 3010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Cross-Discipline Core Course: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirements or electives: 6 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 4701: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 4010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Cross-Discipline Core Course: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirement or elective: 6 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • ENTP 4500: 3 Credit Hours
  • INOV 4010 or Cross-Discipline Core: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirements or electives: 9 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours
  • Total Hours: 120