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Chemistry BA - 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
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Chemistry BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Pre- or corequisites for admission are CHE 101/CHE 113-CHE 102/CHE 114 (CHE 101-CHE 102 prior to Fall 2019) or CHE 105-CHE 106 or CHE 107-CHE 108, and MTH 121-MTH 122 or MTH 141-MTH 142, or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Academic Advice

Students should apply for admission to the department as early as possible.

Students who follow the BA program cannot switch from the BA to the BS program until PHY 107-PHY 108-PHY 158 and MTH 141- MTH 142-MTH 241 are completed, or with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Transfer Credit Policy

It is recommended that students complete general chemistry (two semesters, plus lab) and calculus I-II (two semesters) in the freshman year; organic chemistry (two semesters, plus lab), analytical chemistry (at least one semester of lecture and one semester of lab), calculus III (one semester), and calculus-based physics (two semesters, one semester lab) in the sophomore year to facilitate transfer into the department. If there is a choice, courses specifically designated for science and/or engineering students should be selected.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Residency Requirement

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of UB Chemistry department courses to receive the BA degree.

Prerequisite Courses

CHE 101/CHE 113-CHE 102/CHE 114 (CHE 101-CHE 102 prior to Fall 2019) or CHE 105-CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications (recommended) or CHE 107-CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 122 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications II or MTH 142 College Calculus II

Required Courses

CHE 203/CHE 205-CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry or CHE 251-CHE 252 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 214 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
CHE 215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 321 Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences*
PHY 101-PHY 102 and PHY 151-PHY 152 College Physics I-II w/lab or PHY 107 and PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics I-II w/lab
One laboratory course chosen from:

  • CHE 301 Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 322 Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CHE 329 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHE 350 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory

Three science or math electives at or above the 200 level. See Academic Advising Report (AAR) for a complete list of choices.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Chemistry BA degree
Credits Required for Major63
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum32
Additional Credits Required for Electives25
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: Nov 02, 2020 11:52:14