Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Chemistry - BA, BS


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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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  • For more information about Chemistry and Biochemistry, see the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with a Chemistry advisor. Current students should also meet with a Chemistry advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

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
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

REQUIRMENTS TO REMAIN IN THS PROGRAM:

  • No CHEM prefix course may be applied toward graduation with any major or minor in chemistry with an earned grade of less than C-. 
  • No CHEM prefix course may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. 
  • No CHEM prefix course may be repeated more than one time to improve the grade to a C- or better.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.2 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4   grade of C- or better CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4  grade of C- or better
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1   grade of C- or better CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1  grade of C- or better
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
CHEM 1990: Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry Professions 1   University Studies courses 6-7  
University Studies courses 6        
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 2310: Organic Chemistry I   4   grade of C- or better CHEM 2320: Organic Chemistry II   4   grade of C- or better
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1   grade of C- or better CHEM 2325: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II   1   grade of C- or better
CHEM 3000: Quantitative Analysis (QI)   3   grade of C- or better CHEM 3510: Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry   2   grade of C- or better
CHEM 3005: Quantitative Analysis Laboratory   1  grade of C- or better CHEM 3520: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory   1   grade of C- or better
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)   3     PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)   4    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4     PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   1    
PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   1     University Studies courses 3-4  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 3060: Physical Chemistry (QI)   3   grade of C- or better CHEM 3070: Physical Chemistry (QI)   3   grade of C- or better
CHEM 3080: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (CI)   1   grade of C- or better CHEM 3090: Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CI)   1   grade of C- or better
CHEM 3700: Introductory Biochemistry  OR CHEM 5700: General Biochemistry I   3  OR 3   grade of C- or better CHEM 5640: Instrumental Analysis   3   grade of C- or better
MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   4  OR 3     CHEM 5650: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory   2   grade of C- or better
University Studies courses 4-5   University Studies courses or electives for specific degree 6  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 4990: Undergraduate Seminar (CI)   2        
           
           
           
           
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Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

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

Students 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)

The Chemistry BA also requires the completion of a language proficiency component as listed in the USU Catalog.

The Chemistry BS also requires the completion of an emphasis.

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