Chemical Sciences, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image
& CHM 217 Bison image
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chem Lab I
5
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (CHM 357 or 358)3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience2
or CHM 490 Bison image Internship
Major-Specific
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
CHM 355 Cap graduation image Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 356Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 361Intro Organic Chm Lab3
CHM 305Research Methods Chem1
Select one of the following:
Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI)
Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI)
CHM 345 Cap graduation image Intro to Analytical Chem4
CHM 448 Cap graduation image Adv Inorganic Chemistry I4
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience (C)2
or CHM 490 Bison image Internship
CHM 432Chemistry Seminar0
300/400 CHM Elective3
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I3
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 203 Bison image College Physics II3
PHY 204 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics 2 Laboratory1
Electives
Science or Math Elective4
Science or Math Elective4
Science or Math Elective4
Science or Math Elective4
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective1
Students interested in careers in technical sales, management, and marketing in the chemical industry are encouraged to take the following courses as electives:
Principles Microeconomics
Principles Macroeconomics
MKT Concepts and Applications
Sales Management
Market Research
Principles of Management

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • In addition to the Core General Education requirements, the College of Science requires 3 hours of Calculus, and 40 hours of upper level credit.
  • Coursework listed as “elective” may vary for each student. Students are encouraged to use elective hours toward a minor or toward prerequisites.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to select courses that meet two or more Core or College requirements. For example, a writing intensive literature course could satisfy the Core II Humanities requirement as well as the University writing intensive requirement.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Math is based on an ACT Mathematics score of 27 or higher. Students with an ACT Mathematics score less than 27 will be placed in the appropriate prerequisite mathematics and science courses.
  • A Grade Point Average of 2.0 is required
    1. overall,
    2. at MU,
    3. in all required Chemistry courses,
    4. in all Chemistry courses, and
    5. in all required Chemistry courses taken at MU.

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Four Year Plan

This major in chemistry is intended for students needing a broadly based, flexible science background. Degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry provide a program of studies that allows the individual to: obtain high quality instruction in chemistry as a scientific discipline, obtain a sound background in preparation for advanced studies, meet the qualifications of professional chemists and accrediting agencies, or prepare for a professional career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, engineering, nursing and other fields.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Science or Math Elective 4
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
CHM 355 Cap graduation image Organic Chemistry I 3
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I 3
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory 1
Core II Social Science 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Science or Math Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 356 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 361 Intro Organic Chm Lab 3
PHY 203 Bison image College Physics II 3
PHY 204 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics 2 Laboratory 1
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
 Credit Hours13
Third Year
First Semester
300/400 CHM Elective 3
CHM 305 Research Methods Chem 1
Core II Fine Arts 3
Writing Intensive 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 4
Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI)  
Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI)  
Science or Math Elective 4
Core II Humanities 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CHM 345 Cap graduation image Intro to Analytical Chem 4
CHM 491 Bison image
or CHM 490 Bison image
Capstone Experience
or Internship
2
CHM 448 Cap graduation image Adv Inorganic Chemistry I 4
Writing Intensive 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHM 432 Chemistry Seminar 0
Science or Math Elective 4
Multicultural or International 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120