Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry/Biochemistry with Chemistry Option

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The chemistry option for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry has less concentration in chemistry than the bachelor of science degree and is not intended to prepare you for employment as a professional chemist. This degree provides the background in chemistry needed by drug representatives or chemical sales jobs, for example.

For more information, contact a program advisor:

Eric Abbey, PhD: eabbey@ewu.edu
Robin McRae, PhD:  rmcrae@ewu.edu
Jeffrey Rahn, PhD: jrahn@ewu.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Chemistry and Biochemistry–Chemistry Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This program features less concentration in chemistry than the bachelor of science and is not intended to prepare students for employment as a professional chemist.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required for this major;
  • a minor is advised but not required for this option.

Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.

Required Courses
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 432PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
Required Supporting Courses
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Electives–choose 300–level or above Chemistry and Biochemistry courses (exclusive of CHEM 390)4
Suggested Supporting Course–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.
Completion of a computer programming course is strongly recommended.
Required Capstone
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS5
or CHEM 490 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OR SENIOR CAPSTONE
Total Credits85

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