Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics requirement (met with MATH in major)
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the GE model.
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)
Requirement is met through science courses in the major
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Foreign Language 8
Foreign Language 1550 (or FNLG 1505)
Foreign Language 2600 (or FNLG 1506)
The following CHEM core courses are required (29 s.h.):
Grade of "C" or better is required. Courses cannot be taken "CR/NC"
CHEM 1515General Chemistry 13
CHEM 1515LGeneral Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
CHEM 1515RRecitation for General Chemistry 11
CHEM 1516General Chemistry 23
CHEM 1516LGeneral Chemistry 2 Laboratory1
CHEM 1516RRecitation for General Chemistry 21
CHEM 2604
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3719Organic Chemistry 13
CHEM 3719LOrganic Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
CHEM 3719ROrganic Chemistry Recitation 11
CHEM 3720Organic Chemistry 23
CHEM 3720LOrganic Chemistry 2 Laboratory1
CHEM 3720ROrganic Chemistry Recitation 21
CHEM 3739Physical Chemistry 13
CHEM 3739LPhysical Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
The following capstone is required (1 s.h.):
CHEM 4850Chemistry Research1
The following non-CHEM courses are required (18 s.h.):
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
PHYS 2610General Physics 14
PHYS 2610LGeneral Physics Laboratory 11
PHYS 2611General Physics 24
PHYS 2611LGeneral Physics laboratory 21
Select 9 s.h. of upper-level CHEM electives (3000 or higher) from the list below:9
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
Chemical Toxicology
Biochemistry 1
Biochemistry Laboratory
Biochemistry 2
Undergraduate Seminar
Chemistry Research Project
Regulatory Aspects of Industrial Chemistry
Special Topics
Chemical Instrumentation
and Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Laboratory
and Advanced Organic Laboratory
Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
Solid State Structural Methods
and Solid State Structural Methods Laboratory
Enzyme Analysis
27 s.h. of additional electives required, 15 s.h. of which must be upper level. These electives should include courses needed to fulfill requirements of the minor, which is required.27
Total Semester Hours120-122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
CHEM 1515 General Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 1515L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
CHEM 1515R Recitation for General Chemistry 1 1
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
 Semester Hours13-15
CHEM 1516 General Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 1516L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
CHEM 1516R Recitation for General Chemistry 2 1
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Gen Ed SS 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
CHEM 3719 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 3719L Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
CHEM 3719R Organic Chemistry Recitation 1 1
CHEM 2604
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
PHYS 2610
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1
 Semester Hours15
CHEM 3720 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 3720L Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
CHEM 3720R Organic Chemistry Recitation 2 1
PHYS 2611
General Physics 2
and General Physics laboratory 2
Gen Ed SS 6
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
CHEM 3739 Physical Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 3739L Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
Gen Ed AH 3
Gen Ed AH 3
Elective 2
 Semester Hours16
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
Upper-Level Chemistry Elective 3
Upper-Level Electives 5
Gen Ed SPA 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
CHEM 4850 Chemistry Research 1
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Upper-Level Chemistry Elective 3
Gen Ed SPA 3
Upper-Level Electives 5
 Semester Hours15
Upper-Level Chemistry Elective 3
Upper-Level Electives 5
Electives 7
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours120-122

Electives must include courses to fulfill the students chosen minor. Typically for Chemistry majors, the minor will be in Mathematics, Physics or Biology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Undergraduate students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of the chemical disciplines included in their curriculum.
  • Undergraduate students will demonstrate independent and critical thinking.
  • Undergraduate students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of modern chemical instrumentation.
  • Undergraduate students will effectively communicate their ideas both orally and in writing.