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Degrees and Programs

The BA degree in chemistry is the preferred degree for pre-paramedical fields and preparation for careers in patent/intellectual property law or the business side of the chemical industry, and can also be used in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Course Schedule
2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22
 
Core

  • CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
  • CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 315—Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 385—Chemistry Seminar
  • CHEM 411—Physical Chemistry I (W)
  • CHEM 496—Introduction to Research (W)
  • CHEM 498—Research in Chemistry
  • Chemistry Electives (3 Hours)
Cognates
  • MATH 191—Calculus I
  • MATH 192—Calculus II OR  MATH 215—Statistics
  • PHYS 211-212—General Physics OR  PHYS 221-222—University Physics
  • PHYS 213-214—General Physics Lab OR  PHYS 223-224—University Physics Lab

The BA degree in chemistry with teaching licensure is the preferred degree for teaching chemistry at the high school level.

Course Schedule
2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22 

Core

  • CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
  • CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 315—Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 361—Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 363—Biochemistry Lab
  • CHEM 385—Chemistry Seminar
  • CHEM 411—Physical Chemistry I (W)
  • CHEM 496—Introduction to Research (W)
  • CHEM 498—Research in Chemistry
Cognates
  • MATH 191—Calculus I
  • MATH 192—Calculus II OR  MATH 215—Statistics
  • BIOL 151—General Biology
  • PHYS 211-212—General Physics OR  PHYS 221-222—University Physics
  • PHYS 213-214—General Physics Lab OR  PHYS 223-224—University Physics Lab
  • RELT 317—Issues in Physical Science & Religion
 
Endorsement for Teaching Licensure
Required 
CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
Upper Division Chemistry (4 hours)

The BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry emphasis, is recommended for students preparing for careers in medicine or dentistry as well as graduate study, research or teaching biochemistry, molecular biology, or biotechnology.

Course Schedule
2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22

Core

  • CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
  • CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 315—Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 361-362—Biochemistry I & II
  • CHEM 363—Biochemistry Lab
  • CHEM 385—Chemistry Seminar
  • CHEM 411—Physical Chemistry I (W)
  • CHEM 496—Introduction to Research (W)
  • CHEM 498—Research in Chemistry
  • Chemistry Electives (3 Hours)
  • BIOL 311—Genetics
Cognates
  • BIOL 151-152—General Biology
  • MATH 191—Calculus I
  • MATH 192—Calculus II OR  MATH 215—Statistics
  • PHYS 211-212—General Physics OR  PHYS221-222—University Physics
  • PHYS 213-214—General Physics Lab OR  PHYS 223-224—University Physics Lab
  • BIOL340—Immunology OR BIOL412—Cell and Molecular Biology OR BIOL418—Animal Physiology

The BS degree in chemistry is recommended in preparation for graduate study leading to research-oriented careers in chemistry, professional applications of chemistry, or post-secondary education.

Course Schedule
2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22

Core 

  • CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
  • CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 315—Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 321—Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 361—Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 385—Chemistry Seminar
  • CHEM 411—Physical Chemistry I (W)
  • CHEM 415—Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 435—Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 496— Introduction to Research (W)
  • CHEM 498 —Research in Chemistry
Cognates
  • MATH 191—Calculus I
  • MATH 192—Calculus II
  • MATH 315—Differential Equations
  • PHYS 221-222—University Physics
  • PHYS 223-224—University Physics Lab

The AS degree may be desirable for students wishing to participate in scholarship programs that provide financial support to individuals pursuing two-year degrees, students interested in transferring to specialized chemistry-related four-year degree programs following completion of foundational courses at Southern, or students interested in pursuing careers available to students with AS degrees in chemistry. The Chemistry Department strongly recommends completion of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry to maximize career opportunities. Consult an academic adviser to determine whether the AS degree is a helpful pathway toward your educational and career goals.

Course Schedule
2019-20 | 2020-21 | 2021-22

Core

  • CHEM 151-152—General Chemistry
  • CHEM 311-312—Organic Chemistry
  • MATH 191—Calculus I
  • MATH 192—Calculus II OR MATH 215—Statistics
  • PHYS 211-212—General Physics OR PHYS 221-222—University Physics
  • PHYS 213-214—General Physics Lab OR PHYS 223-224—University Physics Lab
Cognates
  • ENGL 101—Critical Thinking in Academic Reading & Writing
  • COMM 135—Communication & Public Speaking