Sep 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.


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Chemistry, B.S. Degree Map  

Plans in Chemistry lead to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The B.S. degree is designed to meet the needs of students planning careers as professional chemists and is recommended as preparation for graduate training or for a career in the chemical industry.

In 2015, the Chemistry Program completed an extensive evaluation and assessment and retained its accreditation by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Chemistry Program continues to be on the ACS’s list of approved chemistry programs nationwide. In addition to regular university degree, students may obtain an ACS-certified B.S. degree in chemistry if they complete the appropriate curriculum with a GPA of 3.3 or above. Students enrolled in Chemistry plans may choose courses in all traditional areas of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry. Moreover, students are encouraged to further enhance their studies by undertaking research with one of the Chemistry faculty in any of these areas. In regard to such research, it should be noted that the Chemistry plan has received an endowment from the Welch Foundation in the form of a Chemistry Departmental Research Grant. This fund has been expended in support of the research efforts carried out by the plan’s faculty during the training of students. The Chemistry plan also has an endowment from the Zeon Chemicals Company and Petrotex.

All chemistry courses taken at UHCL more than one year prior to being admitted to the Chemistry plan are subject to faculty review before being accepted for degree credit.

The B.S. degree is designed to meet the needs of students planning careers as professional chemists and is recommended as preparation for graduate training or for a career in the chemical industry.

Requirements

This degree requires 120 hours which includes 43 hours of University Core. University Core is listed separately in the catalog. However, some of the major requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the major requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Additional Information


Three (3) hours of Calculus will count toward the University Core and one (1) hour will count toward the Major.

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Choose two from the list.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose one from the list.

American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose one from the list.

Major Requirements (68 hours)


Major Requirement


Required minimum for all Major Requirements is “C-“.

Chemistry Electives (10 hours)


Must be selected from the approved list below, or other junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level Physical Science courses: ASTR, GEOL, PHYS, CHEM or other science or math courses approved by the program chair. Required “C-” or better. No more than two courses in the same area. Courses in Biology (Cell & Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Genetics, Ecology), Psychology and Sociology required for MCAT and DAT tests will be accepted with program chair approval.

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