Sep 23, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.


Department of Chemistry  
615-898-2954
Norma Dunlap, program coordinator
Norma.Dunlap@mtsu.edu

The Chemistry major consists of 36 semester hours in chemistry including CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  *, CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 , CHEM 2230 /CHEM 2231 , CHEM 3010 /CHEM 3011 , CHEM 3020 /CHEM 3021 , CHEM 4330 /CHEM 4331 , CHEM 4340 /CHEM 4341 , (or CHEM 4360 /CHEM 4361 ), and at least 7 hours from among the upper-division electives: (CHEM 3530 /CHEM 3531  or CHEM 4500 ),CHEM 3000 CHEM 3880 CHEM 3890 , CHEM 4000 , CHEM 4100 , (CHEM 4230 /CHEM 4231 ), CHEM 4400 , CHEM 4510 , CHEM 4530 , CHEM 4600 , CHEM 4610 , CHEM 4700 , CHEM 4780 , CHEM 4880 , and PSCI 4080 . Also required are MATH 1910 ; PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 , PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 ; BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 , BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 ; one minor; and fulfillment of University General Education requirements. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours in the Chemistry major must be taken at MTSU.

*Students with a weak background in Chemistry should take CHEM 1011 /CHEM 1010  before taking CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111.

NOTE: Students who wish to get jobs as chemists are strongly encouraged to take additional upper-division courses, especially CHEM 4230 /CHEM 4231 , follow the plan for the professional major or take more advanced chemistry courses upon graduation. The Chemistry major requires one minor of at least 18 hours. Students who plan to graduate with no more than 120 hours should consult their advisors to be sure 42 upper-division hours are included in their curriculum.

Curriculum: Chemistry


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Junior


  • CHEM electives (upper division) 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 29-30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Chemistry, B.S., Academic Map