Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry

Be a part of the solution. Be a part of TU’s chemistry program. With extensive labs and analyses, our program teaches a wide array of topics ranging from organic to nuclear chemistry. Graduates earn a focused degree to prepare for a science-related career in teaching, business or healthcare.

This program is designed to provide you with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those seeking a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines to pursue a science-related career.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry program is multi-disciplinary (requires basic mastery of several sciences beyond the introductory level) and enables you to develop skills that relate to a wide variety of topics, ideas and experiences. This major is appropriate if you’re interested in health-related careers, such as medical technology. Combined with a second major/minor in English, general science is an excellent preparation for a writing career in science, technology or natural history. In the business world, you can embark on careers in sales, health care administration and production when combining general science with a major/minor in business management or marketing.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences – 37 hours
Chemistry Major – 51 hours

  • BIO210 General Biology I and lab
  • BIO211 General Biology II and lab
  • CHM131 General Chemistry I and lab
  • CHM132 General Chemistry II and lab
  • CHM281 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHM331 Organic Chemistry I and lab
  • CHM332 Organic Chemistry II and lab
  • CHM411 Biochemistry and lab
  • CHM450 Physical Chemistry and lab
  • CHM481 Instrumental Analysis and lab
  • PHY211 General Physics I and lab
  • PHY212 General Physics II and lab
  • SAS470 Internship
  • Program electives: 8 additional credit hours in CHM/BIO/MAT

Total Bachelor of Arts hours – 128 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

General Chemistry II (CHM132) - This second semester course includes topics on organic chemistry, solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Lab required.

Organic Chemistry I (CHM331) - The study of organic chemistry including the structure and nomenclature of organic compounds. Topics will consider both the theoretical and experimental approaches to organic compounds. Lab required.

Quantitative Analysis (CHM281) - This course will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of analytical techniques. Students will be expected to apply concepts learned in General Chemistry. The techniques and skills developed in the required lab will be essential for CHM481.

  • Business Careers – Sales, Health Care Administration and Production
  • Health-Related Careers - Medical Technology
  • Writing Careers – Science, Technology, Natural History
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Horizon Science Academy
  • Springboro Community City Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Vermilion Local Schools

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