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Chemistry BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.05 CHEMISTRY-GEN-NO BIOCHEM, CIP: 40.0501 Chemistry, General)

Department of Chemistry

363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

David F. Watson

Troy Wood
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Chemistry BS Program

Transfer Credit Policy

The Department of Chemistry does not evaluate credit hours from the transfer institution — this is the responsibility of the Office of Admissions. However, the Director of Undergraduate Studies is able to make value judgments concerning whether or not a departmental degree requirement has been completed. The judgment is made primarily on the basis of exposure to the subject matter and not merely on the basis of the number of credit hours earned or the title of the course. Rather, prerequisites and the number of lectures and laboratory sessions per week are used as a general guide. In almost every case the director finds that the students have correctly evaluated the course in question. If there is a disagreement, a petitioning procedure is available to the student. Difficulties are very seldom serious enough to delay graduation beyond the fourth year of academic study.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
CHE 101/CHE 113-CHE 102/CHE 114 General Chemistry or CHE 105-CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications (recommended) or CHE 107-CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers

Required Courses

CHE 203/CHE 205-CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry or CHE 251-CHE 252 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 301 Intermediate Organic Lab or CHE 330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 312 Chemistry of Biological Systems
CHE 314 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
CHE 315 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 319 Physical Chemistry Lecture I
CHE 320 Physical Chemistry Lecture II
CHE 321 Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 322 Inorganic Chemistry II
CHE 329 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 376 Introduction to Chemical Literature
CHE 413 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 414 Instrumental Analysis Lab
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
One advanced math course (MTH 306 or MTH 309 recommended)
One technical elective
One 400-level chemistry lecture course (excluding CHE 498)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Chemistry BS degree
Credits Required for Major83
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum29
Additional Credits Required for Electives8
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 28, 2022 10:20:08