Saint Martin's University offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry. In addition to developing a strong foundation of chemistry knowledge, chemistry majors can expect one-on-one mentoring from faculty in advising, course work, and on independent research projects.

Program Highlights

  • Design and conduct independent research projects
  • Receive mentoring and career planning guidance, including networking opportunities and chemistry-related career events
  • Travel to regional and national scientific meetings to present individual research, learn about cutting edge research and career opportunities, network, and engage with the greater chemistry community
  • Gain leadership experience by participating in Chemistry Club

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  • Career paths

    The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry is designed to prepare students for positions in industry and government or graduate education in the field. A degree in chemistry can lead to work in such fields as: 

    • Product development
    • Agriculture
    • Environmental testing
    • Regulation
    • Healthcare/pharmaceuticals
    • Forensics

    For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With This Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.

Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

  • 40-46 semester hours of CORE requirements
  • 38 semester hours of Lower-Division courses
  • 26-32 semester hours of Upper-Division courses
  • Lower-Division courses (38 semester hours)
    CHM 141/141L
    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 142/142L
    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 201/201L
    Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
     
    CHM 202/202L
    Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
     
    PHY 141/141L
    General Physics with Laboratory
     
    PHY 142/142L
    General Physics with Laboratory
     
    MTH 171
    Calculus I
     
    MTH 172
    Calculus II
     

     

  • Upper-Division courses (26-32 semester hours)
    CHM 331/331L
    Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory
     
    CHM 345/345L
    Molecular Structure Analysis with Laboratory
     
    CHM 362/362L
    Biochemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 371/371L
    Physical Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 372/372L
    Physical Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 375
    Elements of Research
     
    CHM 450
    Research
     
    CHM 475
    Thesis
     

     

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • 40 semester hours of CORE requirements
  • 38 semester hours of Lower-Division courses
  • 30-31 semester hours of Upper-Division courses
  • Lower-Division courses (38 semester hours)

    CHM 141/141L
     

    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     

    CHM 142/142L
     

    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     

    CHM 201/201L
     

    Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
     

    CHM 202/202L
     

    Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
     

    PHY 171/171L
     

    General Physics with Laboratory
     

    PHY 172/172L
     

    General Physics with Laboratory
     

    MTH 171
     

    Calculus I
     

    MTH 172
     

    Calculus II
     

     

  • Upper-Division courses (30-31 semester hours)

    CHM 331/331L
     

    Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory
     

    CHM 345/345L
     

    Molecular Structure Analysis with Laboratory
     

    CHM 355
     

    Inorganic Chemistry
     

    CHM 371/371L
     

    Physical Chemistry with Laboratory
     

    CHM 372/372L
     

    Physical Chemistry with Laboratory
     

    CHM 375
     

    Elements of Research
     

    CHM 450
     

    Research
     

    CHM 475
     

    Thesis

    •  In addition, BS in Chemistry students must choose at least one course from the following: CHM 351 Organic Chemistry III; CHM 362/362L Biochemistry/Laboratory; CHM 395 Special Topics; MTH Differential Equations
       

Minor 

  • 20 semester hours of Lower-Division courses
  • 10 semester hours of Upper-Division courses
  • Lower-Division courses (20 semester hours)
    CHM 141/141L
    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 142/142L
    General Chemistry with Laboratory
     
    CHM 201/201L
    Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
     
    CHM 202/202L
    Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
     

     

  • Upper-Division courses (10 semester hours)

    CHM 331/331L
     

    Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory
     

    CHM courses
    (6 semester hours)
     

    Courses must be numbered 300 or above, exclusive of CHM 375, CHM 390, CHM 450, CHM 475 (only one credit of CHM 380 and one of CHM 385 may be applied toward the chemistry minor)
     

     

 

Degree requirements are based on American Chemical Society standards.
 

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