Chemistry, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a B.A. with a major in Chemistry, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Minimum hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses (Testing out of academic skills requirements and enrolling in General Education courses that meet both distribution and diversity requirements are likely to reduce the total number of General Education hours to 34 or fewer.)
  • 16 hours foreign language requirement
  • 12 hours college breadth requirement
  • 36 hours of major courses
  • 19 hours of other courses required for the major
  • Elective hours as required to total 120 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

A B.A. degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved chemistry courses.

Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
5
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
CHEM 2500INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
Select two of the following:8
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY ( )
Five additional credit hours of chemistry must come from the chemistry courses approved for the B.S. in Chemistry degree.5
Total Credits36
Other Required Courses for the Major:
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II4
Select one of the following sequences:10
Sequence A:
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Sequence B:
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Total Credits19
Recommended but not required:
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
For a B.A., the college requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (**) 3
MATH 1950 CALCULUS I (**) 5
*CHEM 1180: Requires appropriate Math placement. Must take 1184 concurrently.
**ENGL 1150: Requires appropriate English Placement.
***MATH 1950: Requires appropriate Math placement. MATH 1950 is part of other required courses for the major.
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (*)
4
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3
MATH 1960 CALCULUS II (**) 4
Social Science/US Diversity 3
*CHEM 1190 requires 1194 be taken concurrently. Pre-req is Math 1320 or higher and CHEM 1180-1184
**MATH 1960 prereq is MATH 1950. MATH 1960 is part of the other required courses for the major.
 Credits14
Summer
PHYS 1154 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
PHYS 2110
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL (*)
or GENERAL PHYSICS I
4
*PHYS 2110 requires MATH 1950, and PHYS 1110 requires MATH 1220. PHYS 2110/1110 is part of the Cognate.
 Credits5
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 2250 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (*) 3
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB (**)
4
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Social Science 3
*CHEM 2250: Requires CHEM 1190+1194.
**CHEM 2400: Requires CHEM 1190+1194. Lab of CHEM 2404 must be taken concurrently
 Credits13
Spring
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
5
CHEM 2500 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (**) 3
CAS Requirement (HIST 1000 or Minor/2nd Major Course)*** 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
*CHEM 2260: Requires CHEM 2250. 2274 must be taken concurrently. CHEM 2260-2274 must be taken within one year of CHEM 2250.
**CHEM 2500: Requires CHEM 1190.
***CAS College Requirement
 Credits14
Summer
PHYS 1164 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II 1
PHYS 2120
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL (*)
or GENERAL PHYSICS II
4
 Credits5
Junior
Fall
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
OR
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (**)
Advanced Chemistry Course*** 1-3
Foreign Language 1110^ 5
Social Science 3
*CHEM 3350: Requires CHEM 2260+2274, 2400+2404, PHYS 2120, and MATH 1960.
**CHEM 4650: Requires CHEM 2260+2274, and either CHEM 2400 or BIOL 3020.
***Must take 5 credit hours of Advanced Chemistry courses from the approved list of courses for the BS Chemistry.
^Level 1110 foreign language courses count as a Humanity/Fine Arts course, Global Diversity, and toward the student's BA requirement. If student is fulfilling the BA requirement via alternative methods, then 16 additional credits including a HFA and Global Diversity will need to be factored in to this degree plan.
 Credits13-15
Spring
CHEM 3360
CHEM 3364
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (*)
4
OR Advanced Chemistry Course**
NSCI 3940 WRITING IN CHEMISTRY (***) 2
Foreign Language 1120 5
Minor/2nd Major or Elective Course^ 3
*CHEM 3360: Requires CHEM 3350 and 3354.
**Must take 5 credit hours of Advanced Chemistry courses from the approved list of courses for the BS Chemistry.
***NSCI 3940: Requires ENGL 1160, and CHEM 2400 or 2500.
^CAS College Requirement
 Credits14
Senior
Fall
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
OR
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (**)
OR Advanced Chemistry Course (3-4 cr)***
Foreign Language 2110 3
Minor/2nd Major or Elective Course 3
CAS Requirement: Additional Humanities/Fine Arts course or Minor/2nd Major course^ 3
*CHEM 3350: Requires CHEM 2260+2274, 2400+2404, PHYS 2120, and MATH 1960.
**CHEM 4650: Requires CHEM 2260+2274, and either CHEM 2400 or BIOL 3020.
***Must take 5 credit hours of Advanced Chemistry courses from the approved list of courses for the BS Chemistry.
^CAS College Requirement: Add’l Humanities must be from 3rd discipline.
 Credits13
Spring
Advanced Chemistry Course or Elective to reach 120 hours 3
Foreign Language 2120 3
CAS Requirement: Additional Social Science or Minor/2nd Major course* 3
CAS Requirement: HIST 1010 or Minor/2nd Major course** 3
*CAS College Requirement: Add’l Social Science must be from 3rd discipline.
**Students need a minimum of 120 total credit hours. May need to select electives to reach this minimum.
 Credits12
 Total Credits118-120

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change. Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study.
 

Additional Information About this Plan:


University Degree Requirements: The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php
GPA Requirements: 2.0