Degree Programs - Requirements

The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below. Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra or higher 3-4
Scientific Knowledge and
Understanding

See footnote◊

4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Reasoning See footnote◊
4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature & Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective (choose from list below) or MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions if pre-requisite for Calculus I is needed 3-4
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed (except HRT*H202) 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective (choose from list below) 4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge and Understanding Choose any Historical Knowledge and Understanding listed 3
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective
(choose from list below)
4
Program Requirement Choose any Directed Elective (choose from list below) 4
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course 3
Total Credits: 60-62

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Directed electives:
AST*H101 or H111
BIO*H121 or above
CHE*H121 or above
GLG*H121
MAT*H167 or above
MET*H101
PHY*H121 or above

◊For Scientific Knowledge and Understanding and Scientific Reasoning, students must pick one of hte following course sequences:

BIO*H121 General Biology I (first semester) and
BIO*H122 General Biology II (second semester) or
BIO*H155 General Botany (first semester) and
BIO*H145 General Zoology (second semester) or
CHE*H121 General Chemistry I (first semester) and
CHE*H122 General Chemistry II (second semester) or
PHY*H221 Calculus-Based Physics I (first semester) and
PHY*H222 Calculus-Based Physics II (second semester)


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively.
  2. Be proficient in mathematics through calculus.
  3. Have strong, varied science background.
  4. Transfer to four-year institutions.

Chem - Requirements

The suggested sequence for full-time students is shown below. Note: To complete the degree in two years, students are advised to complete the courses in the sequence listed beginning in the fall semester.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy and Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
General Elective Choose any credit-bearing course(s) 1-3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H172 College Algebra 3
Scientific Knowledge and Understanding CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
SECOND SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Reasoning CHE*H122 General Chemistry II 4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature & Composition or ENG*H200 Advanced Composition or ENG*H202 Technical Writing 3
Program Requirement MAT*H185 Trigonometric Functions 3
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Program Requirement CHE*H211 Organic Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement PHY*H121 General Physics I or PHY*H221 Calculus-Based Physics I (for students that wish to transfer into an American Chemical Society certified program) 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge and Understanding Choose any Historical Knowledge and Understanding listed 3
Program Requirement MAT*H256 Calculus II 4
Program Requirement CHE*H212 Organic Chemistry II 4
Program Requirement PHY*H122 General Physics II or PHY*H222 Calculus-Based Physics II (for students that wish to transfer into an American Chemical Society certified program) 4
Total Credits: 60-62

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand atomic theory, chemical bonding, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, titration curves, reduction, oxidation, kinetics, thermodynamics, and nuclear chemistry.
  2. Demonstrate good laboratory practice in the areas of handling gases, liquids, and solids, using vacuum pumps, heating reagents and the measurement of temperature, filtration, and distillation.
  3. Be able to utilize mathematics, including calculus to solve problems in chemistry.
  4. Understand organic chemistry nomenclature.
  5. Understand inorganic chemistry nomenclature.
  6. Perform basic organic synthesis reactions.
  7. Utilize a computer to present data in a proper technical report.
  8. Utilize a computer to generate graphs from data, and then interpret the graph.
  9. Calibrate and operate analytical equipment.
  10. Utilize material safety data sheets and safely handle hazardous materials.
  11. Safely work with compressed gases.
  12. Understand the scientific principles associated with electricity, the laws of motion, mechanics, light, and sound.
  13. Communicate orally and in written form.