B.S., Chemistry

American Chemistry Society-approved

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
MATH F251XCalculus I4
PHYS F103X
and PHYS F104X
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
or PHYS F211X
and PHYS F212X
General Physics I
and General Physics II
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. requirements, complete:
MATH F252XCalculus II4
Program Requirements
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM F202Basic Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM F212Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis4
CHEM F321Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM F325Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM F331Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM F332Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM F351General Biochemistry: Metabolism3
CHEM F434Chemistry Capstone Laboratory 13
CHEM F481Seminar 11
CHEM F482Seminar 12
Select one from the following:3-4
Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Research (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Chemical Research
and Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Research (2 credits each)
MATH F253XCalculus III4
Select two from the following:6
Inorganic Chemistry
General Biochemistry: Macromolecules
Analytical Instrumental Laboratory
Total Credits69-70
1

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

Note: Upon completing the required curriculum and fulfilling all general university requirements, students will receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society indicating approval of their degree program.

Optional Concentrations: Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Biochemistry

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
MATH F251XCalculus I4
PHYS F103X
and PHYS F104X
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
or PHYS F211X
and PHYS F212X
General Physics I
and General Physics II
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
MATH F252XCalculus II4
Program Requirements
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II4
BIOL F115XFundamentals of Biology I4
BIOL F116XFundamentals of Biology II4
CHEM F202Basic Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM F212Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis4
CHEM F321Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM F325Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM F331Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM F351General Biochemistry: Metabolism3
CHEM F450General Biochemistry: Macromolecules3
CHEM F481Seminar1
CHEM F482Seminar2
CHEM F488Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Research6
Select four from the following: 112-14
Physical Chemistry II
Chemistry Capstone Laboratory
Analytical Instrumental Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry
Applications of NMR Spectroscopy
Calculus III
Select 10 credits from the following: 110
Cell and Molecular Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Neurochemistry
Beginnings in Microbiology
Principles of Genetics
Animal Physiology
Microbiology
Biomedical and Research Ethics
Neurobiology
Concepts of Infectious Disease
Immunology
Total Credits88-90
1

Courses selected under these areas must meet baccalaureate degree requirements for 39 upper-division credits and two writing-intensive courses.

Note: This degree is intended for students interested in careers in biochemistry or pre-professional students, providing extra depth in biological sciences. The selection of optional courses will determine if the curriculum conforms to the American Chemistry Society-approved chemistry degree. Students desiring an ACS-approved chemistry degree should consult with their advisor about optional courses that will meet ACS requirements.

Environmental Chemistry

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
MATH F251XCalculus I4
PHYS F103X
and PHYS F104X
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
or PHYS F211X
and PHYS F212X
General Physics I
and General Physics II
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree, complete:
MATH F252XCalculus II4
Program Requirements
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM F106XGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM F202Basic Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM F212Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis4
CHEM F314Analytical Instrumental Laboratory3
CHEM F321Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM F325Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM F331Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM F332Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM F434Chemistry Capstone Laboratory3
CHEM F481Seminar1
CHEM F482Seminar2
CHEM F488Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Research3-4
or CHEM F288
and CHEM F488
Introduction to Chemical Research
and Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Research
MATH F253XCalculus III4
Select two from the following:7-8
Weather and Climate of Alaska
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
The Dynamic Earth
Rocks and Minerals
Select two from the following:6-7
Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
Microbiology
Atmospheric Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology
Introduction to Geochemistry
Soils and the Environment
Total Credits76-79

Note: A course in statistics (e.g. STAT F200X, STAT F300, or GEOS F430) is suggested. The selection of optional courses will determine if the curriculum conforms to the American Chemistry Society-approved chemistry degree. Students desiring an ACS-approved chemistry degree should consult with their advisor about optional courses that will meet ACS requirements.

Requirements for Chemistry Teachers (Grades 7-12)

Complete all the requirements of the chemistry B.A. or B.S. degree.
All prospective science teachers must complete the following:
PHIL F481Philosophy of Science3
Total Credits3

Note: We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in your undergraduate degree program so that you can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure.