Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor Science in Chemistry has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Chemistry Program Required Courses
  3. Chemistry Core Required Courses
  4. Chemistry Core Elective Courses
  5. Chemistry Elective Courses
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Chemistry Program Requirements
MATH 1210Calculus I5
MATH 1220Calculus II4
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
BIOL 1620
  & BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
   and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
PHYS 2210
  & PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
PHYS 2220
  & PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
Chemistry Core Requirements
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 2320
  & CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 3000Quantitative Chemical Analysis4
CHEM 3060
  & CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 1
   and Physical Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 3070
  & CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II
   and Physical Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 3100Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 3300Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 3510
  & CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 3520
  & CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
   and Biochemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 4100Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4800RIndependent Research1-3
CHEM 4910Chemistry Senior Seminar1
Chemistry Elective Courses
Choose two (2) courses from the following:
CHEM 4200Environmental Chemistry3
CHEM 4310Adv Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 4510Chemistry of Materials3
CHEM 4700
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Chemistry Elective course.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I5
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1210Calculus I5
General Elective1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II5
Computer Literacy0
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1220Calculus II4
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP)3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I5
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I5
PHYS 2210
  & PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I5
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 2320
  & CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II5
BIOL 1620
  & BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II5
PHYS 2220
  & PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII5
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000Quantitative Chemical Analysis4
CHEM 3100Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 4310Adv Organic Chemistry I3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 4510Chemistry of Materials3
CHEM 33004
CHEM 41003
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Elective1
 Term Hours14
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3060
  & CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 15
CHEM 3510
  & CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I4
CHEM 4200Environmental Chemistry3
CHEM 4800RIndependent Research1
General Education (Social & Behavioral Studies)3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
CHEM 3070
  & CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II5
CHEM 3520
  & CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II4
CHEM 4800RIndependent Research2
CHEM 4910Chemistry Senior Seminar1
General Education (Literature/Humanities / GLOCUP)3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120