Chemistry Department  
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do with a Chemistry degree? A Chemistry degree opens many opportunities for you! You can attend medical school, dental school, graduate school, law school or work in a lab. See our careers page for more information.

I’m interested in being a pharmacist. Should I study chemistry? Yes, but we recommend you complete the Biochemistry, Pre-Pharmacy degree plan. It was created for students planning to attend pharmacy school upon graduation. Click on the tab at right for more information.

Who can I ask for more information? Contact Dr. Prilliman, Chair of Chemistry, sgprilliman@okcu.edu.

 

Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry for Fall 2013 matriculants. For students matriculating before Fall 2013, see below.

CHEMISTRY (B.S.)

Major Requirements Credit Hours:                   53

Required Courses in Chemistry                         35
CHEM 1104 General Chemistry I                       
CHEM 1141 General Chemistry I Lab                 
CHEM 1204 General Chemistry II                     
CHEM 1241 General Chemistry II Lab              
CHEM 3303 Inorganic Chemistry                                                   
CHEM 2303 Quantitative Analysis              
CHEM 2342 Quantitative Analysis Lab            
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I                      
CHEM 3141 Organic Chemistry I Lab               
CHEM 3203 Organic Chemistry II                      
CHEM 3241 Organic Chemistry II Lab             
CHEM 3503 Physical Chemistry I                      
CHEM 3541 Physical Chemistry Lab                 
CHEM 3603 Physical Chemistry II                             
CHEM 4861 Chemistry Capstone  
CHEM 4991 Chemistry Research                      

Required Math Courses                                       8
MATH 2004 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
MATH 2104 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Required Physics Courses                                 10
PHYS 2104 University Physics I
PHYS 2141 University Physics I Lab
PHYS 2204 University Physics II
PHYS 2241 University Physics II Lab                

 

CHEMISTRY (B.S.) for those matriculating before Fall 2013

 

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 55

Required Courses in Chemistry - 37 hrs

CHEM 1104 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1141 General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1204 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1241 General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2303 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 2342 Quantitative Analysis Lab
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3141 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 3203 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3241 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3503 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 3541 Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 3603 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 3714 General Biochemistry
CHEM 4862 Chemistry Capstone
CHEM 4991 Chemistry Research

Required Math Courses - 8 hrs
MATH 2004 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 2104 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Required Physics Courses - 10 hrs
PHYS 2104 University Physics I
PHYS 2141 University Physics I Lab
PHYS 2204 University Physics II
PHYS 2241 University Physics II Lab