B.S. in Chemistry
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.
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 Phys 303.
The following courses may not be used for major credit: Chem 101, 103, 104, 113, 114, 121, 201, 202, 271, 381, 382, or 383.
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
|First Year Writing I||3||Complete 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: 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: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 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, gender studies, history, Liba 202, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and Southern studies.|
|6 hrs science||6||Successfully complete 2 courses of laboratory science.|
|2 science labs||8||Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.|
General Education II
|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||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||Student must achieve a GPA of 2.00 overall in the related subjects.|
Major Requirements II
|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, 319, or 375||3||Complete Math 353, Math 319, or Math 375.|
|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.|
|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, 563, or 593.|