Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Program Curriculum 

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Chemistry Program Requirements

MATH 1210Calculus I4
MATH 1220Calculus II4
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (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 (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (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 Research (Minimum 2 credits)1-3
CHEM 4910Chemistry Senior Seminar1

Chemistry Elective Courses

Complete 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

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
First Year Recommended Elective 2
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3060
CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 4800R Independent Research 1
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (recommended to fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
CHEM 3070
CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 3520
CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 4800R Independent Research 1
General Education (American Institutions) 3
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming (recommended to fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4
CHEM 3100 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHEM 4310 Adv Organic Chemistry I 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
Elective Course 1 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 3300 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 4100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 4510 Chemistry of Materials 3
CHEM 4910 Chemistry Senior Seminar 1
Elective Course 1 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan - Beginning in the Fall of an EVEN # Year

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
First Year Recommended Elective 2
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4
CHEM 3100 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHEM 4310 Adv Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 4800R Independent Research 1
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (recommended to fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 3300 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 4100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 4510 Chemistry of Materials 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming (recommended to fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3060
CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 4800R Independent Research 1
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
Elective Course 1 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CHEM 3070
CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 3520
CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 4910 Chemistry Senior Seminar 1
Elective Course 1 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120