Columbus State University Print Logo

Academics

Academics

Bachelor of Science
Chemistry

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Program Description

This degree track is designed for students interested in working in a chemical industry or governmental laboratories. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These electives permit flexibility for evolving and changing student interests. A broad range of upper-level elective courses exists to expose students to modern techniques within the chemical sciences, and to help students expand their college experience.

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in chemistry may pursue careers as teachers, entry level chemist, and medicine.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the diverse areas of chemistry, both theoretical and practical
  • communicate the rapidly changing field of chemical knowledge effectively
  • estimate and interpret chemical information in the context of the day-to-day events
  • demonstrate skills in quantitative and qualitative problem-solving related to the chemical sciences
  • demonstrate knowledge of chemical instrumentation and its theoretical basis, including the operation of microprocessor controlled instruments
  • integrate the usage of information technology in chemistry
  • think independently and apply chemical knowledge to real-world problems
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety methodologies used in the chemical laboratory
  • enter into employment in the chemical industry or into graduate or professional schools

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
MATH 1113

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Take the following courses:
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab

Take the following course:
MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytical Geometry 1 (one hour to Area H)

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3 

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 31
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 29
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.
MATH 1131 (one hour from Area D)
MATH 1132 (one hour from Area F)
CHEM 1715 Introductory Chemistry Seminar


Select 26 credit hours from the following(at least 15 hours must be chemistry courses):

Additional courses in astronomy, biology, computer science, geology, mathematics, or engineering may be selected as Approved by advisor and department chair.

OR
UTeach Columbus Teaching Option
(Only two attempts allowed for each of the following courses)

0-1 hour as approved by advisor

Total Hours Required: 123 - 125

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule