The B.A. program is primarily for students who have a special interest in chemistry but who intend to pursue careers in such related fields as medicine, dentistry, education, business, or law. Required courses are as follows:
Thirty-six credit hours of chemistry courses, completed with an average grade of C or better, including:
CH 110-111 College Chemistry
CH 226 Quantitative Analysis
CH 230-231 Organic Chemistry
CH 347-348 Physical Chemistry
CH 349 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
and two advanced chemistry electives.
Eight credit hours of physics as follows:
PHY 112 and 121 Calculus-based Physics I and Algebra-based Physics II
PHY 112 and 214 Calculus-based Physics I and III
PHY 120 and 121 Algebra-based Physics I and II
Eleven or Twelve credit hours of mathematics as follows:
M 144-145 Calculus I and II
M 240 Calculus III or M 242 Differential Equations
Three credit hours of computer science: CS 111 Programming Foundations
Learnings Outcomes for the BA in Chemistry
1) Learn fundamentals of chemistry and build to more complex concepts.
2) Learn the language of chemistry: compounds, structures, naming, and chemical reactions.
3) Understand the context of the answer to a problem and apply the answer to their model of how the physical world operates. Be able to assess this model of the physical world.
4) Use reason and logic in the solving of chemical problems.
5) Be able to understand and perform fundamental laboratory procedures and build to more complex procedures.
6) Interpret instructions and collect, evaluate, and interpret data in the chemistry laboratory.
7) Gain an understanding of the main areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic.
8) Be able to process and translate written information in order to solve a problem or perform a laboratory procedure.
9) Be able to express and convey information in both oral and written formats.