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Standard Option

B.S. in Chemistry

Description

The B.S. in chemistry provides a rigorous foundation in the principal areas of basic chemistry. This program is designed for students who intend to pursue advanced studies leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in the chemical or biochemical sciences, or who wish to obtain employment as entry-level professional chemists in industrial or government laboratories. Students who intend to seek admission to combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs are advised to consider this degree program.

To enroll in the B.S. in chemistry, students must have successfully completed Chem 105 or be eligible to register for Chem 105, which requires a score of 25 on the mathematics portion of the ACT or a 580 on the mathematics portion of the SAT.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in chemistry for the B.S. degree consists of the following 50 hours of chemistry courses: Chem 105, 106, 115, 116; 221, 222, 225, 226; 314; 331, 332, 337; 401, 402; 423, 469, 471, two semesters of 463 (2 hours each), and two advanced courses chosen from 473, 512, 514, 519, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 544, or 563. Students must complete Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and either 353 or 319 as well as Phys 211, 212, 221, 222 are also required. Students seeking the B.S. degree in chemistry who have already completed Phys 213/214 instead of Phys 211/212 must complete one calculus-based physics course chosen from Phys 303, 315, 319 or 321.

The following courses may not be used for major credit: Chem 101, 103, 104, 113, 114, 121, 201, 202, 271, 381, 382, or 383.

Other Academic Requirements

To enroll in the B.S. in chemistry, students must have successfully completed Chem 105 or be eligible to register for Chem 105, which requires a score of 25 on the mathematics portion of the ACT or a 580 on the mathematics portion of the SAT.

Standard Option

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.S. in Chemistry

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
6 hrs social science/humanities 6 Complete 6 hours of additional social science or humanities coursework. The courses may be chosen from African American studies, anthropology, classical civilization, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology.

General Education II

Requirement Hours Description
Related subjects residence 6 Students must complete at least 6 of the required 18 hours of related subject course work in residence.
Related subjects residence GPA 0 Student must acheive a GPA of 2.00 in resident hours in related subjects.
Related subjects 18 Complete at least 18 credit hours in the following areas: math or physics.
Related subject GPA 0 Student must achieve a GPA of 2.00 overall in the related subjects.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Chem 105 and 115 3 Chem 105: General Chemistry I
Chem 106 and 116 3 Chem 106: General Chemistry II
Chem 105 and 115 1 Chem 115: General Chemistry Laboratory I
Chem 106 and 116 1 Chem 116: General Chemistry Laboratory II
Chem 221 and 225 4 Chem 221: Elementary Organic Chemistry I, Chem 225: Elementary Organic Chem. Laboratory I
Chem 222 and 226 4 Chem 222: Elementary Organic Chemistry II, Chem 226: Elementary Organic Chem. Laboratory II
Chem 314 4 Chem 314: Quantitative Analysis
Chem 331 and 337 3 Chem 331: Physical Chemistry I
Chem 332 3 Chem 332: Physical Chemistry II
Chem 331 and 337 1 Chem 337: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Chem 401 and 402 4 Chem 401: Inorganic Chemistry, Chem 402: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Chem 463 (two semesters) 4 Chem 463: Senior Research and Discovery
Chem 469 4 Chem 469: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis
Chem 471 3 Chem 471: Biochemistry I
Enroll in an emphasis 0 Enroll in either the standard option or the optional biochemistry emphasis.
Chemistry residency hrs 18 Students must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence. The following courses may not be used for major or minor credit: Chem 101, Chem 102, Chem 103, Chem 104, Chem 113, Chem 114, Chem 121, Chem 201, Chem 202,Chem 271, Chem 381, Chem 382, or Chem 383.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Major Requirements II

Requirement Hours Description
Math 261 3 Complete Math 261 with a passing grade.
Math 262 3 Complete Math 262 with a passing grade.
Math 263 3 Complete Math 263 with a passing grade.
Math 264 3 Complete Math 264 with a passing grade.
Math 353 or 319 3 Complete either Math 353 or Math 319.
Phys 211 3 Complete Phys 211 with a passing grade.
Phys 212 3 Complete Phys 212 with a passing grade.
Phys 221 1 Complete Phys 221 with a passing grade.
Phys 222 1 Complete Phys 222 with a passing grade.

Standard Option

Requirement Hours Description
Chem 423 2 Complete Chem 423 with a passing grade.
2 advanced chemistry courses 6 Complete 2 advanced chemistry courses chosen from the following: CHEM 473, 512, 514, 519, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 544, or 563.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.