B.A. Chemistry Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

Chemistry Major (B.A.)

Required Core Curriculum for all emphases - 26-28

  • CHEM 4900 Seminar Attendance (enroll each semester)
  • CHEM 1203 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1252 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 1303 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1352 General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 2612 Principles of Laboratory Safety
  • CHEM 3124 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 3013 Organic Chemistry I AND CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry I Lab OR CHEM 3015 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4113 Organic Chemistry II AND CHEM 4021 Organic Chemistry II Lab OR CHEM 4115 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3901 Seminar in Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4901 Seminar in Chemistry II

Choose a degree option below - 12-14

Secondary Requirements for all emphases - 17-18

  • MATH Higher numbered math course beyond MATH 1513 (MATH 3433 Statistics I is required for students choosing the Environmental Chemistry Emphasis.)
  • Life Sciences (7 hours beyond GE requirement)
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I OR PHY 1063 General Physics AND PHY 1054 Basic Physics II

Minor - 18-22

Recommended Minors:  Art, Biology, Computer Science, Electronics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, or Political Science

Free electives to bring total to - 120

General Option

Electives and Advanced Chemistry - 12-14

Choose courses from the following list to give a total of at least 37 hours of chemistry courses including Core Curriculum:

  • CHEM 2112 Structure and Bonding
  • CHEM 3233 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3211 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3244 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 3343 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4001-4 Chemistry Research
  • CHEM 4011-4 Seminar in Chem Spec Topics
  • CHEM 4124 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4213 Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • CHEM 4234 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 4343 Materials Chemistry
  • CHEM 4254 Industrial Chem. and Environ Regs
  • CHEM 4554 Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 4673 Advanced Metabolism

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Biochemistry Option

Required - 7

CHEM 4124 Biochemistry

CHEM 4673 Advanced Metabolism

Electives - 5-7

Choose courses from the following list to give a total of at least 37 hours of chemistry courses including Core Curriculum and required courses):

  • CHEM 2112 Structure and Bonding
  • CHEM 3233 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3211 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3244 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 3343 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4001-4 Ind Research in Biochem or related area
  • CHEM 4011-4 Seminar in Chem Spec Topics
  • CHEM 4213 Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • CHEM 4234 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 4343 Materials Chemistry
  • CHEM 4554 Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
  • BIOL 3254 Genetics
  • BIOL 4964 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 4213 Immunology
  • BIOL 4355 Microbiology 

Environmental Chemistry Option

Required - 8

  • CHEM 3244 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 4254 Industrial Chem and Environ Regs

Electives (chosen from this list) - 4-6

Choose courses from the following list to give a total of at least 37 hours of chemistry courses including Core Curriculum and required courses):

  • GEOG 4083 Environmental Studies
  • MNGMT 3623 Risk Management
  • CHEM 2112 Structure and Bonding
  • CHEM 3233 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3211 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3343 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4001-4 Chemistry Research
  • CHEM 4011-4 Seminar in Chem Spec Topics
  • CHEM 4124 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4213 Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • CHEM 4234 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 4343 Materials Chemistry
  • CHEM 4554 Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 4673 Advanced Metabolism

TOTAL HOURS - 120

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 80

Minimum credit hours in upper-division

(3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses)

in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (including last 8) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.00

Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 2.00

Minimum Grade Point Average in minor - 2.00