Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is the professional degree in the field of chemistry.  The BS degree at The University of Toledo is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.  This entitles graduates immediate full-membership in the American Chemical Society.  The Chemistry program at UT has been continuously certified for over 60 years.

The BS degree is often the degree of choice for students wishing to continue their studies in graduate school toward the Master’s, Ph.D., or in other professional programs.  Students earning the BS degree in chemistry also typically gain employment with significant responsibility in laboratories in the chemical, pharmaceutical, clinical, and allied professional industries.  Course requirements for the BS are given below. 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Required Chemistry Courses
  • CHEM 1230 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1240 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1280 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 1290 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 2410 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2420 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2480 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 2490 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 3310 - Analytical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3360 - Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3510 - Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 3610 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3730 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3740 - Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3860 Advanced Lab I
  • CHEM 3870 - Advanced Lab II
  • CHEM 4300 - Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 4880 - Advanced Laboratory III
Optional Advanced Chemistry Courses
  • CHEM 3520 - Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 3560 - Biochemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3810 - Chemistry of Sustainable Energy Resources
  • CHEM 4500 - Advanced Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4510 - Protein Chemistry
  • CHEM 4520 - Enzymology
  • CHEM 4530 - Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • CHEM 4570 - Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4580 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 4620 - Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 4980 - Special Topics in Chemistry
  • CHEM 4910 can also be taken as an advanced chemistry course with a minimum of 3 credit hours
Required Related Courses
  • MATH 1830 or 1850 - Calculus I
  • MATH 1840 or 1860 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2850 - Elementary Multivariable Calculus
  • PHYS 2130 - Physics for Science and Engineering Majors I
  • PHYS 2140 - Physics for Science and Engineering Majors II
Additional Requirements
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in chemistry is required for graduation with this degree.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Degree Requirements (Current)

Last Updated: 6/26/15