BS in Chemistry
Chemistry is the study of the properties and reactivity of all matter. An understanding of chemistry is fundamental to a variety of fields including but not limited to biology, astronomy, earth science, physics, environmental science, medicine, and pharmacology.
All of the following requirements must be met to continue as an allied health, biological sciences, biochemistry, or chemistry major. A student’s failure to maintain these requirements will result in him or her being dropped from the major. Reentry to the major is by petition only.
- Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses required for the major.
- Must complete each course required for the major with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
- Any single course within the major can be taken only two times at APU; students must change to a major outside the department after two unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in a single required course.
- Only two courses total within the major can be repeated; students must change to a major outside the department after unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in any three required courses.
|BIOC 270||Biomolecular Chemistry||4|
|BIOL 151||General Biology I 1||4|
|BIOL 496||Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 2||3|
|CHEM 151||General Chemistry I 1, 3||4|
|CHEM 152||General Chemistry II 3||4|
& CHEM 261
|Organic Chemistry: Theory I|
and Organic Chemistry - Lab
& CHEM 262
|Organic Chemistry: Theory II|
and Organic Chemistry - Lab
& CHEM 310
|Quantitative Chemical Analysis - Theory|
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis - Laboratory
& CHEM 330
|Instrumental Analysis: Theory|
and Instrumental Analysis - Lab 4
& CHEM 411
|Physical Chemistry I|
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
& CHEM 412
|Physical Chemistry II|
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
|CHEM 461||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|Select at least 6 units from the following:||6|
|Teaching and Learning in STEM 5|
|STEM Education Research Seminar 5|
|STEM Teaching Practicum 5|
|Directed Research Internship 5|
|Chemical Science Internship 5|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry|
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry|
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|MATH 165||Calculus I 3||3|
|MATH 166||Calculus II 3||3|
|MATH 268||Multivariable Calculus||3|
|Select one of the following:||8-10|
|Physics for Life Sciences I|
and Physics for Life Sciences II 3, 6
|Physics for Science and Engineering I|
and Physics for Science and Engineering II 3, 6
Meets the General Education Natural Sciences requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
CHEM 320 meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base in the field of chemistry.
- Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research orally.
- Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research in writing.
- Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and applying the scientific method to scientific questions.
- Demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques.
- Demonstrate knowledge of relevant laboratory instrumentation.
- Express a Christian worldview that integrates faith with their chemistry vocation.