Chemistry - BS, Materials Chemistry Track

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Materials Chemistry Track. In materials chemistry, molecular-level understanding drives the design, synthesis, and characterization of materials with interesting and useful properties. Insight into catalytic, electronic, optical, or structural characteristics of substances allows them to be tailored for different applications. This track includes a breadth of coverage in both hard and soft materials and prepares students for further study in materials chemistry or employment in a variety of industries.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 100 Horizons in Chemistry 1
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 151
Engineering Mathematics I
or Calculus I
4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1 4
HIST 106 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 152
Engineering Mathematics II
or Calculus II
4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 3
PHYS 226 Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
PHYS 227 Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences 1
Select one of the following 4
Several Variable Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics III  
Engineering Mathematics III  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis 3 3
CHEM 362 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Materials chemistry elective 4 3
Select one of the following: 3
Linear Algebra  
Differential Equations  
Principles of Statistics I  
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 433 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 468 Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 466 Polymer Chemistry 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Materials chemistry elective 4 3
Select one of the following: 6 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 415 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 491 Research 7 3
Materials chemistry elective 4 3
Select two of the following: 6, 8 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 434 Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory 2
CHEM 481 Seminar 3 2
CHEM 491 Research 7 3
Materials chemistry elective 4 3
General elective 2
Select one of the following: 6 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120