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Chemistry - Professional Chemistry Emphasis, B.S.

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Requirements

This bachelor's degree in professional chemistry prepares a student for employment as a chemist. It also prepares a student for further study in a graduate degree or professional program. This degree is designed to meet American Chemical standards for a bachelor degree. Job opportunities for students with this degree are very good. Students with this degree can have careers in test laboratories, government laboratories, hospital laboratories, research and development, quality control, manufacturing, and many other areas.

In obtaining this degree, students will learn how to:

Use modern scientific instruments and interpret results
Apply principles used in chemistry to solve everyday problems
Think analytically
Use problem solving skills
Categorize information
Apply learned math skills
Develop laboratory skills

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:

To matriculate into the Chemistry degree, students must have adviser approval, and completed CHEM 1210, CHEM 1220, CHEM 1250, and CHEM 1260 all with a C- or higher.

General Education Requirements: 40 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values  
or PHIL 205H Ethics and Values  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 1 4
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 2 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Humanities   3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 41 Credits
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 3 1
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 4 1
  CHEM 1250 Chemistry Cornerstone- Research and Careers 1
  CHEM 1260 Chemistry Cornerstone- Ethics 1
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  CHEM 3000 Analytical Chemistry 2
  CHEM 3005 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
  CHEM 3600 Biological Chemistry 3
  CHEM 3605 Biological Chemistry Lab 1
  CHEM 4000 Instrumental Analysis WE 2
  CHEM 4005 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
Emphasis Requirements: 39 Credits
  CHEM 3060 Physical Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 3065 Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
  CHEM 3070 Physical Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 3075 Physical Chemistry II Lab 1
  CHEM 3100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
  CHEM 3115 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  PHYS 3300 Mathematical Physics 3
 Chemistry Electives (15 credits) from the following: 15
  CHEM 3020 Environmental Chemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 3025 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1.0)  
  CHEM 3080 Physical Chemistry III (3.0)  
  C HEM 3300 Biomolecular Modeling and Simulations (4.0)  
  CHEM 3620 Biological Chemistry II (3.0)  
  C HEM 3800 Energy Use on Earth (3.0)  
  CHEM 4030 Radiochemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 4600 Structure Determination (3.0)  
  CHEM 4605 Structure Determination Laboratory (1.0)  
  CHEM 4800 Pharmacology (3.0)  
  CHEM 482R Chemistry Internship (1.0)  
  CHEM 489R Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (1.0)  
  CHEM 491R Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 495R Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 496R Special Topics in Chemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 499R Independent Study and Research (1.0)  
  PHYS 2800 Introduction to Materials Physics  (3.0)  
  PHYS 3500 Thermodynamics  (3.0)  
  PHYS 4250 Nuclear Physics  (3.0)  
  PHYS 4510 Quantum Mechanics I  (3.0)  
  PHYS 4520 Quantum Mechanics II  (3.0)  
  PHYS 4800 Solid State Physics  (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with a minimum of 2.25 in Major.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. A minimum of 54 credit hours must be in the major with a minimum of 20 credits taken at UVU. A minimum of 28 chemistry credits must be upper-division.
  6. Complete all chemistry and physics courses with a minimum grade of "C-" or better.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
 Footnote:
1 To be taken with  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory  
2 To be taken with  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory  
3 To be taken with  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I  
4 To be taken with  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 1210* Calculus I 5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
You Choose American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: *This degree plan starts from MATH 1210, Calculus I. If student hasn't completed the required MATH courses to take Calculus I then those additional MAT/MATH courses must be taken prior to starting this suggested degree sequence.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
You Choose Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
You Choose Fine Arts 3
You Choose Humanities Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Lab 1
You Choose Fitness for Life or Personal Health & Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1250 Chemistry Cornerstone- Research and Careers 1
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
You Choose Chemistry Electives * 6
  Semester total: 15
*Note: Choose from CHEM 3020, 3025, 3080, 3300, 3800, 4030, 4600, 4605, 4800, 482R, 489R,  491R, 495R, 496R, 499R or PHYS 2800, 3500, 4250, 4510, 4520, or 4800
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 3000 Analytical Chemistry 2
CHEM 3005 Analytical Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 1260 Chemistry Cornerstone- Ethics 1
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
You Choose Chemistry Electives * 6
  Semester total: 14
*Note: Choose from CHEM 3020, 3025, 3080, 3300, 3800, 4030, 4600, 4605, 4800, 482R, 489R,  491R, 495R, 496R, 499R or PHYS 2800, 3500, 4250, 4510, 4520, or 4800
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 3100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHEM 3115 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 3060 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 3065 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHYS 3300 Mathematical Physics 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 3070 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 3075 Physical Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 3600 Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 3605 Biological Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 4000 Instrumental Analysis WE 2
CHEM 4005 Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
You Choose Chemistry Electives * 3
  Semester total: 16
*Note: Choose from CHEM 3020, 3025, 3080, 3300, 3800, 4030, 4600, 4605, 4800, 482R, 489R,  491R, 495R, 496R, 499R or PHYS 2800, 3500, 4250, 4510, 4520, or 4800
  Degree total: 120

Department

Chemistry

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