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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry occupies a unique position within the modern sciences. Ultimately, most of the phenomena in the biological, geological, physical, environmental and medical sciences can be expressed in terms of the chemical and physical behavior of atoms and molecules.
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Cheney, WA 99004
General option - BA in Chemistry/Biochemistry
This program features less concentration in chemistry than the bachelor of science degree, and is not intended to prepare students for employment as a professional chemist. This degree provides background in chemistry needed by drug representatives or chemical sales jobs, for example.
Degree Requirements:- 75-77 credits
Required courses: (46-48 credits)
CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 304 Quantitative Analysis (6)
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry Lab I (3)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 431 Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 432 Physical Chemistry Lab (2)
CHEM 491 Senior Thesis (4-6)
Required Supporting courses: (25 credits)
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
MATH 162 Calculus II (5)
PHYS 131 Introductory Physics I (4)
PHYS 132 Introductory Physics II (4)
PHYS 133 Introductory Physics III (4)
PHYS 151 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 152 General Physics II (4)
PHYS 153 General Physics III (4)
PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
PHYS 162 Heat & Optics Lab (1)
PHYS 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)
Electives: (4 credits)
Select from the 300-400 level Chemistry and Biochemistry courses
Chem 390 can be used as one of these electives
Suggest Supporting Course: (5 credits)
Completion of a Computer Programming course is strongly recommended.
(See your Chemistry/Biochemistry advisor.)
Note: A minor is advised but not required for this degree option.
Click here for a list of requirements and a sample four year schedule.
What will I study?
Students study general, organic and physical chemistry. Supporting course work is required in calculus and physics. A minor is advised, but not required, for this degree option.
Emphases / Concentrations:
- Study concentrates on receiving a broad, but not advanced knowledge of chemistry.
Interesting courses I might take:
- Quantitative Analysis
- Physical Chemistry
What could I do with my degree?
- Chemical Sales
- Pharmaceutical Sales