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2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Chemistry - BS


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College of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   will fulfill the Physical Sciences (BPS) requirement
  •   will fulfill the Exploration requirement

Student must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)

 

Chemistry Core Curriculum


In addition to the University Studies requirements for graduation, chemistry majors take a series of core courses spread across a traditional four-year period. The completion of the chemistry core also covers the College of Science requirements for graduation.

Chemistry Major Core Requirements Suggested Schedule


First Year (30-32 credits)


Second Year (32-33 credits)


Third Year (29-31 credits)


Fourth Year (31-32 credits)


Note:


1 The completion of MATH 2250  or STAT 3000  is optional for the Teaching Major.

* CHEM 5700 cannot be taken as an elective course if the CHEM 3700 option is taken

Chemistry Degree Emphases


Professional Chemistry Emphasis (ACS Certified)


In addition to the chemistry core, students must complete the following:

Biochemistry Emphasis (ACS Certified)


In addition to the chemistry core, students must complete the following:

Environmental Chemistry Emphasis (ACS Certified)


In addition to the chemistry core, students must complete the following:

Chemical Education Emphasis (ACS Certified)


In addition to the chemistry core, students must complete the following:

Life Science Emphasis


In addition to the Chemistry Core Requirements (with the exception of CHEM 5640 , CHEM 5650 ), students must complete the following:

BS Degree in Chemistry with Honors


This option can be met by completing any ACS certified program and by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Minimum GPA of 3.50 in chemistry courses
  2. Overall GPA of 3.30
  3. Completion of 15 credits of honors work by successfully completing honors contracts in the following courses:

Minimum University Requirements


Total Credits

120

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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