Chemistry, Bachelor of Science

To obtain a B.S. 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
  • 12 hours college breadth requirement
  • 42 hours of major courses
  • 19 hours of cognate courses
  • Elective hours as required to total 120 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

A B.S. degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved chemistry courses.

Required Chemistry Courses
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
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 3360
CHEM 3364
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 4400
CHEM 4404
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
and INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY
4
Advanced Chemistry Courses
Select 7 credit hours from the advanced courses (listed below)7
Total Credits42

Advanced Courses

Analytical
CHEM 3030ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3424SPECTROMETRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS1
Biochemistry
CHEM 4610BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM4
CHEM/BIOL 4650BIOCHEMISTRY I (with the following lab)3
CHEM/BIOL 4654BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
CHEM/BIOL 4660BIOCHEMISTRY II (with the following lab)3
CHEM/BIOL 4664BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 4670PROTEIN PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION2
Inorganic
CHEM 3514INORGANIC PREPARATIONS1
CHEM 4500ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4510SOLID STATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4540GEOCHEMISTRY3
Medicinal
CHEM 3710ESSENTIALS OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY3
Organic
CHEM 3210INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING3
CHEM 4230ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - SYNTHESIS3
CHEM 4240ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - MECHANISM3
CHEM 4250ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: MECHANISMS AND MODELING4
Polymer
CHEM 4310POLYMER CHEMISTRY3
Research
CHEM 4950CHEMISTRY PROJECTS1
CHEM 4960CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS1-3
Internship
CHEM 4810CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP1-6
Special Topics
CHEM 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY1-3

 Required Cognate Courses:

MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II4
PHYS 2110GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL4
or PHYS 1110 GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS 1154GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 2120GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL4
or PHYS 1120 GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS 1164GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II1
Total Credits19
Recommended but not required:
MATH 1970CALCULUS III4
To graduate with an ACS certified degree, see your chemistry advisor for proper course selection.
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 MATH 1320 or higher. Must take CHEM 1184 concurrently.
**ENGL 1150: Requires appropriate English placement.
***MATH 1950: Requires appropriate Math placement. MATH 1950 is part of the BS Cognate.
 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
Humanities-Fine Arts/ Global Diversity Course 3
*CHEM 1190 must be taken concurrently with CHEM 1194. Requires MATH 1320 or higher and CHEM 1180-1184.
**ENGL 1160: Requires ENGL 1150 or 1154, or appropriate English placement.
***MATH 1960 requires MATH 1950. MATH 1960 is part of the BS Cognate.
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 2250 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (*) 3
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB (**)
4
HIST 1000 WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 (or Minor/2nd Major COURSE***) 3
Social Science / US Diversity Course 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
*CHEM 2250: Requires CHEM 1190+1194.
**CHEM 2400: Requires CHEM 1190+1194. Must take CHEM 2404 concurrently.
***CAS Requirement
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
5
CHEM 2500 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (**) 3
NSCI 3940 WRITING IN CHEMISTRY (***) 2
Social Science 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
*CHEM 2260: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 2274. Requires CHEM 2250.
**CHEM 2500: Requires CHEM 1190.
***NSCI 3940: Requires ENGL 1160, and CHEM 2400 or 2500
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
HIST 1010 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 (or Minor/2nd Major Course*) 3
PHYS 2110
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL (**)
or GENERAL PHYSICS I
4
PHYS 1154 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
Advanced Chemistry Elective*** 3
Humanities-Fine Arts Course 3
*CAS Requirement
**PHYS 2110: Requires MATH 1950; PHYS 1110: Requires MATH 1220. PHYS 2110/1110 & PHYS 1154 is part of the BS Cognate.
***Must take 7 credit hours of Advanced Chemistry electives. See catalog for options.
 Credits14
Spring
PHYS 2120
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL (*)
or GENERAL PHYSICS II
4
PHYS 1164 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II 1
Advanced Chemistry Elective** 4
Social Science*** 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Course^ 3
*PHYS 2120: Requires MATH 1960; PHYS 1120: Requires MATH 1220. PHYS 2120/1120 & PHYS 1164 is part of the BS Cognate.
**Must take 7 credit hours of Advanced Chemistry electives. See catalog for options.
***Social Science course must be in a 2nd discipline.
^Humanities/Fine Arts Course must be from 2nd discipline.
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
Humanities & Fine Arts Course or Minor/2nd Major Course** 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
**CAS Requirement: Additional HFA must come from 3rd discipline.
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 3360
CHEM 3364
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (*)
4
CHEM 4400
CHEM 4404
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
and INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY (**)
4
Additional Social Science or Minor/2nd Major Course*** 3
Elective^ 3
*CHEM 3360: Requires CHEM 3350+3354
**CHEM 4400: Requires CHEM 3360+3364.
***CAS Requirement: Additional Social Science must come from a 3rd discipline.
^Students need a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Electives may be needed to reach this minimum.
 Credits14
 Total Credits120

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


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


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study


GPA Requirements: 2.0