Bachelor of Science 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 through 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
The following CHEM core courses are required (40 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 3729Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 3739Physical Chemistry 13
CHEM 3739LPhysical Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
CHEM 3740Physical Chemistry 23
CHEM 3740LPhysical Chemistry 2 Laboratory1
CHEM 3761Introduction to Polymer Chemistry1
CHEM 3785Biochemistry 13
The following capstone is required (3 s.h.)
CHEM 4850Chemistry Research1
CHEM 4851Chemistry Research Project2
The following non-CHEM courses are required (22 s.h.)
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
MATH 2673Calculus 34
PHYS 2610General Physics 14
PHYS 2610LGeneral Physics Laboratory 11
PHYS 2611General Physics 24
PHYS 2611LGeneral Physics laboratory 21
Select 11 hours of upper-division chemistry electives (from the list below) 4 hours of which must be in upper-division laboratory.11
Chemical Toxicology
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
16 s.h. of additional hours required. These electives could include courses needed to fulfill requirements of the minor.16
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
 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 4
PHYS 2610L General Physics Laboratory 1 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 4
PHYS 2611L General Physics laboratory 2 1
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 4
 Semester Hours14
Year 3
CHEM 3739 Physical Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 3739L Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory 1
CHEM 3729 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
CHEM 3740 Physical Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 3740L Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory 1
CHEM 3761 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry 1
Upper Level Chemistry Electives 5
Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
CHEM 4850 Chemistry Research 1
CHEM 4851 Chemistry Research Project 2
CHEM 3785 Biochemistry 1 3
Upper Level Chemistry Elective 3
GER Speech Communications 3
 Semester Hours15
Upper Level CHEM Elective 3
Electives 10
 Semester Hours16
 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.
  • Undergraduate students will acquire basic research skills including planning and performing an experiment and analyzing the results.