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This curriculum is designed for those students who wish to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or a professional degree in medicine or pharmacy or work as laboratory chemists.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics (chemistry option) requires 120 hours of credit, a minimum of forty-four (44) hours in chemistry and includes the following chemistry courses:
Mathematics requirements for a chemistry degree include Calculus I and II ( MATH 2510 and MATH 2520 ). Students entering without the proper background in mathematics (a minimum score of 20 in the mathematics section of the ACT and grades of B or better in Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus in High School) will be required to take * CHEM 1330 - General Chemistry I Lecture (ACTS 1414) and * CHEM 1340 - General Chemistry II Lecture (ACTS CHEM 1424) before beginning calculus.
Physics requirements are University Physics I and II ( PHYS 3110 , PHYS 3310 , PHYS 3120 and PHYS 3320 ). These courses have a calculus prerequisite. At least six semester hours of computer science courses must be taken. CPSC 2322 - Special Topics/Visual Basic must be included among these hours.
Biology requirements are BIOL 1455 - Principles of Biology (ACTS BIOL 1014) and one other 4 credit course that is above BIOL 1455 .
At least six hours of a foreign language must be taken.