Curriculum Guides


Chemistry (3150)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Chemistry (315000BS)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will understand chemical concepts and be able to solve chemical problems in core areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
Students will be proficient in laboratory skills, able to produce and interpret results of experiments.
Students will maintain accurate chemical records and be proficient in presenting experimental results in writing.
Students will achieve research experience through direct interaction with faculty.
Students will achieve level of competence in chemistry to succeed in graduate school or industry.

Year 1

3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
3300:111 English Composition I3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Mathematics:3450:149 Precalculus Mathematics (suggested)4
Min Credit Total 16
3300:112 English Composition II3
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II3
3150:154 Qualitative Analysis2
3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

3150:263 Organic Chemistry Lecture I3
3150:265 Organic Chemistry Lab I2
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
3650:291 Elementary Classical Physics I4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 16
3150:264 Organic Chem Lecture II3
3150:266 Organic Chemistry Lab II2
3450:223 Analytic Geometry-Calc III4
3650:292 Elementary Classical Phys II4
Oral Communication:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 19
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

3150:313 Physical Chemistry Lecture I3
3150:380 Advanced Chemistry Lab I2
3150:423 Analytical Chemistry I3
3450:335 Intro to Ordinary Diff Equatns3
Social Science:Any Set3
Upper Level Elective:3150: Chemistry2
Min Credit Total 16
3150:314 Physical Chemistry Lecture II3
3150:381 Advanced Chemistry Lab II2
3150:424 Analytical Chemistry II3
Humanities:Choose from 210 or 221.4
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:3150: Chemistry1
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

3150:472 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
3150:480 Advanced Chemistry Lab III2
Humanities:Any Set3
Upper Level Elective:3150: Chemistry2
Min Credit Total 14
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Upper Level Elective:3150: Chemistry2
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Student must obtain a grade of C- or better in all required chemistry courses. If a grade of less than C- is obtained in a required chemistry course, the student must successfully repeat the course within a year.
700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Language: Any 35xx courses.
This degree is certified by The American Chemical Society.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron; 47 Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences upper level credits required.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013