Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Polymers and Materials Option

Wellness Requirement
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Institutional Priority
CS 1301Introduction to Computing 73
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Political Science and U.S. History
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics
Any HUM6
Communicating in Writing
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II 4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 42
Social Sciences
Any SS9
Field of Study
CHEM 1211KChemical Principles I 4
CHEM 1212KChemical Principles II4
CHEM 2380Synthesis Laboratory I2
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
BIOS 1107
Biological Principles
and Biological Principles Laboratory
Major Requirements
CHEM 2601Professional Skills for Chemists and Biochemists1
CHEM 2216
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
or CHEM 2214 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM 2311Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2312Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 2313 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3111Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 3216
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
or CHEM 3211 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3380Synthesis Laboratory II3
CHEM 3411Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 3412Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 3481Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
Additional Major Requirements
Research Experience2
Undergraduate Internship (Undergraduate Internship for Academic Credit)
Undergraduate Research 5
CHEM 3511Survey of Biochemistry3
or CHEM 4511 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 4512 Biochemistry II
or CHEM 3521 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 3522 Biochemistry II
Polymers and Materials Courses12-13
Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
Polymer Science and Engineering I: Formation and Properties
Select Polymers Interest or Inorganic Materials Interest:
Polymers interest (select 6 credits):
Fiber Product Manufacturing
Soft Nano and Bio Materials
Introduction to Biomaterials
Composite Materials and Processing
Preparation and Reaction of Polymers
Physical Chemistry of Polymer Solutions
Polymer Characterization
Advanced Polymer Chemistry
Materials interest:
Materials Characterization
Materials Interest select one additional course:
Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties
Environmental Degradation
Thin Film Materials Science
Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
Free Electives
Free Electives 2,3,611-12
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.


Courses may be applied toward completion of a minor.


 VIP courses may be used only as free electives or in place of CHEM 4699 with pre-approval of the Associate Chair for Academic Programs or their designate


 MATH 1554 or MATH 1564 may be used in place of MATH 1553.


A maximum of twelve credit hours of CHEM 4699 taken on a letter-grade basis are permitted for the degree program


Up to six hours of CHEM 2699 taken on a letter-grade basis may be used as free electives


CS 1371 may be used with approval of the Associate Chair for Academic Programs or their designate