Chemistry, BS

  

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry provides students the opportunity to study chemistry at in-depth levels necessary to prepare them for future careers in many scientific fields. Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” due to its fundamentals that apply to many disciplines across the STEM areas. The chemistry program at Dixie State University (DSU) prepares students for careers in chemistry, engineering, medicine, health sciences, environmental science, law and policy, and materials science. In particular, detailed knowledge is gained through curricula that cover the sub-disciplines of chemistry and how they integrate into the modern cross-disciplinary landscape of science.


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 I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
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 (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (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 3000
CHEM 3005
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
4
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
or CHEM 4610 Nutritional Biochemistry
CHEM 4510Chemistry of Materials3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
CHEM 4610Nutritional Biochemistry3

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 - Odd Year Start

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 (MA) 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 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 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 (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (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
CHEM Elective 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 (Literature/Humanities) 3
Open Elective (CS 1400 recommended) 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000
CHEM 3005
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
4
CHEM 3100 Inorganic Chemistry 4
General Education (Social and Behavioral Science) 3
Program Elective 3
Open Elective 1 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 3300 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 4100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 4910 Chemistry Senior Seminar 1
Program Elective 3
Open Elective 1 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan - Even Year Start

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 (MA) 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 (MA) 4
ENGL 2010 Interm 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 (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (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
CHEM 3005
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
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

Chemistry Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Assess and critique local and global issues based on acquired knowledge in chemistry to formulate solutions to problems.
  2. Integrate knowledge of basic fundamental laws, concepts, and theories to apply them to everyday life.
  3. Consider the process of science — how scientific knowledge is generated and validated — to make independent, empirical inquiries about the chemical world.
  4. Evaluate, interpret, and communicate data in the form of tables, graphs, and charts in oral and or written form.
  5. Analyze original data through research or internship and present findings in a professional setting.