Jun 07, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.


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

The Chemistry program includes traditional areas-analytical, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, and physical-as well as computational, polymer, medicinal, and environmental chemistry.

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 ACS major, or take more advanced chemistry courses upon graduation.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Chemistry who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Chemistry may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The program allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a compressed time frame. Participating undergraduate students may count up to 12 graduate credit hours toward both degrees and obtain a non-thesis master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the bachelor’s degree or obtain a thesis-based master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the bachelor’s degree. For more information about the ABM program, see the Graduate Catalog.

Academic Map


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

Chemistry, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • MATH 1730 (Math)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 2110/2100 (Nat Sci)

Upper-Division Chemistry Electives (7 hours)


NOTE: MTeach minor students may use CHEM 3890, CHEM 4740, and YOED 4050 to fulfill the 7 hours of upper-division electives.

Supporting Courses (20 hours)


Electives


  • To make 120 hours; sufficient upper-division credit must be taken to equal 42 credit hours

Total hours in program: 120


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 Fall


Subtotal: 14 Hours


Subtotal: 14 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 17 Hours


Junior Spring


  • 3 credit hours
  • CHEM upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


  • CHEM upper-division elective 2 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 14 Hours


Senior Spring


  • CHEM upper-division elective 2 credit hours
  • Chemistry lab elective 2 credit hours
  • Upper-division electives 8 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


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