B.S. Degree in Chemistry
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry will have:
- Active Faith: Develop mature Christian attitudes towards scholarship, intellectual honesty, and ethical conduct that promote a life-long appreciation for learning in chemistry.
- Foundational Knowledge: Acquire a fundamental body of knowledge in the natural sciences, emphasizing chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.
- Information Literacy: Effectively identify, locate, and evaluate information needed for preparing a scientific paper, presentation, or project, primarily using chemistry resources.
- Structured Reasoning: Understand the scientific method and use it to measure and evaluate experimental data in chemistry, biochemistry, and physics labs.
- Critical and Creative Thinking: Solve problems and think critically in both experimental and theoretical situations.
- Effective Communication: Communicate effectively the results of scientific research and study.
- Personal, Social, and Global Stewardship: Participate in curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance learning and preparation for careers in the natural sciences.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
12 Hours calculus
- MATH-2114 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry
- MATH-2214 Calculus II with Analytical Geometry
- MATH-2314 Calculus III
11 Hours physics and laboratory
- PHYS-2514 Physics I
- PHYS-2614 Physics II
- PHYS-3313 Modern Physics
43 Hours chemistry
- CHEM-1115 General Chemistry I
- CHEM-1215 General Chemistry II
- CHEM-3114 Analytical Chemistry I
- CHEM-3115 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM-3124 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM-3214 Analytical Chemistry II
- CHEM-4014 Biochemistry I and Lab
- CHEM-4113 Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM-4121 Physical Chemistry Experiments I
- CHEM-4213 Physical Chemistry II
- CHEM-4221 Physical Chemistry Experiments II
- CHEM-4414 Inorganic Chemistry
7 Hours technical electives chosen from
- CHEM-4123 Biochemistry II
- CHEM-4313 Forensic Toxicology
- CHEM-4514 Forensic Analysis
- CHEM-4611 Research Methods
- CHEM-4612 Research Methods
- CHEM-4613 Research Methods
- CHEM-4713 Practicum in Forensic Science
- MATH-3013 Differential Equations
No more than 3 hours of Practicum in Forensic Science courses may be counted toward the chemistry major.
5 Hours science seminar
- GNSC-1711 Freshman Science Seminar
- GNSC-2711 Sophomore Science Seminar
- GNSC-3711 Junior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4712 Senior Science Seminar
Students planning to pursue graduate work in chemistry should include MATH3013-Differential Equations and one computer science course (CMSC-1113-Programming I, CMSC-1123-Programming II, or CMSC-2133-Object Oriented Programming).