Chemistry, B.S. ACS Certified

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 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

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 103Fund 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)3
Writing Intensive (CHM 3583
Multicultural or International3
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience2-4
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
CHM 357Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI)4
CHM 358Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI)4
CHM 365 Cap graduation image Introductory Biochemistry3
CHM 411Modern Instrument Methods4
CHM 448 Cap graduation image Adv Inorganic Chemistry I4
Six total hours of CHM 491 must be completed
Capstone Experience
PHY 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image University Physics I4
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 213 Bison image  Cap graduation image University Physics II4
PHY 204 Bison image General Physics 2 Laboratory1
CHM 331Chemistry Seminar0
CHM 332Chemistry Seminar0
CHM 431Chemistry Seminar0
CHM 432Chemistry Seminar0
MTH 230 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II4
MTH 231 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
Electives
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective2
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 semesters 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 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.

 Bison icon - General Education Course

 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

Four Year Plan

This curriculum meets the standards of the American Chemical Society and is recommended for students intending to enter the chemical profession or intending to pursue graduate work in chemistry. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry degree will receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society indicating that their degree meets the standards of the Committee on Professional Training.

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
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced 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
MTH 230 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II 4
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
CHM 355 Cap graduation image Organic Chemistry I 3
PHY 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image University Physics I 4
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory 1
Core II Social Science 3
MTH 231 Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom III 4
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CHM 356 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 361 Intro Organic Chm Lab 3
PHY 213 Bison image  Cap graduation image University Physics II 4
PHY 204 Bison image General Physics 2 Laboratory 1
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Third Year
First Semester
CHM 357 Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI) 4
CHM 305 Research Methods Chem 1
Core II Fine Arts 3
CHM 365 Cap graduation image Introductory Biochemistry 3
CHM 331 Chemistry Seminar 0
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CHM 358 Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI) 4
CHM 332 Chemistry Seminar 0
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience (C) 2
Core II Humanities 3
Multicultural or International 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CHM 431 Chemistry Seminar 0
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience 4
CHM 448 Cap graduation image Adv Inorganic Chemistry I 4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CHM 432 Chemistry Seminar 0
CHM 411 Modern Instrument Methods 4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120