Requirements

Two degrees are offered in chemistry, including a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry; or a Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry. Additionally, within the Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry degree, you have the option of specifically concentrating in Biochemistry as well as following American Chemistry Society (ACS) certified curricula.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry (49 hours)

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 319 Structures of Biomolecules
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry lab
  • CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis lab
  • CHEM 495 Seminar I
  • CHEM 496 Seminar II

Required Supporting Courses:

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I lab
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II lab
  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent)

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry (60 hours)

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 319 Structures of Biomolecules
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry lab
  • CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis lab
  • CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 495 Seminar I
  • CHEM 496 Seminar II

Required Supporting Courses

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I lab
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II lab
  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent)
  • MATH 231 Calculus III

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry--Concentration in Biochemistry (61 hours)

A biochemistry concentration is particularly useful to those students interested in a career in the health professions (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry).

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 319 Structure of Biomolecules
  • CHEM 324 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 323 Biochemistry Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry lab
  • CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis lab
  • CHEM 424 Advanced Biochemistry
  • CHEM 495 Seminar I
  • CHEM 496 Seminar II

Required Supporting Courses:

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I lab
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II lab
  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent)
  • BIO 153 Foundations of Biology I lab

Recommended Supporting Course:

  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics lab

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, ACS Certified (65 hours)

Saint Mary’s College is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved school in both chemistry and biochemistry. For those students interested in a more intensive chemistry program, an ACS-certified curriculum is available. Interested students should contact the department chair for information.

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 319 Structure of Biomolecules
  • CHEM 324 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry lab
  • CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis lab
  • CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 435 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 495 Seminar I
  • CHEM 496 Seminar II

Required Supporting Courses:

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I lab
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II lab
  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent)
  • MATH 231 Calculus III

Recommended Supporting Course:

  • BIO 153 Foundations of Biology I

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry, ACS Certified (72 hours)

Saint Mary’s College is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved school in both chemistry and biochemistry. For those students interested in a more intensive chemistry program, an ACS-certified curriculum is available. Interested students should contact the department chair for information.

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 252 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 316 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 319 Structure of Biomolecules
  • CHEM 324 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 323 Biochemistry Laboratory lab
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry lab
  • CHEM 411 Instrumental Analysis lab
  • CHEM 424 Advanced Biochemistry
  • CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 495 Seminar I
  • CHEM 496 Seminar II

Required Supporting Courses:

  • PHYS 221 General Physics I lab
  • PHYS 222 General Physics II lab
  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent)
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent)
  • MATH 231 Calculus III
  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics lab or BIO 328 General Physiology

BIO 328 General Physiology lab

Recommended Supporting Course:

  • BIO 221 Introduction to Genetics lab