Apr 11, 2021  
DRAFT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
DRAFT 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.


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Program Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. Students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets the ACS Guidelines will receive an ACS-certified degree. All of the degree concentrations could include the course work and experience necessary to satisfy requirements for ACS certification with proper choice of supporting discipline and elective credits. See an academic advisor or the Chemistry department for more information on the requirements for ACS certification and other aspects of these degree concentrations.

ACS Certified Chemistry Concentration: This concentration is designed to prepare students for graduate school in chemistry or the professional workforce and will satisfy the requirements for American Chemical Society certified Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Integrative Chemistry Concentration: This concentration is designed to allow flexibility in choosing elective credits that support individual career goals and/or a KSU Minor.

Forensic Chemistry Concentration: This concentration is designed to prepare students for graduate school or a career in the forensic field. 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Concentration: This concentration is designed to prepare students for pharmacy school while they work towards a degree in Chemistry. Students may also go to graduate school or work in the pharmaceutical industry after completing this concentration. As pharmacy school prerequisites change, students need to be diligent in ensuring they are meeting the requirements of the pharmacy school they wish to attend. The streamlining of both the requirements for a degree in chemistry and the needed prerequisites is best done in consultation with an academic advisor.

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Accreditation

This is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved program.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:


Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1190 or higher in Area D1.

Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.

*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Major Requirements (33 Credit Hours)


Lower Division Major Requirements (11 Credit Hours)


Concentration Requirement (27 Credit Hours)


ACS Certified Chemistry Concentration (27 Credit Hours)


Supporting Discipline Courses (7 Credit Hours)


  • Any 3000-4000 level course from these prefixes: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, EDSM, ENVS, GEOG, GEOL, HON, ISCI, MATH, PHYS , SCI, STAT, or other 3000-4000 level course approved by the department chair

Free Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Any course in university curriculum.

Integrative Chemistry Concentration (27 Credit Hours)


Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)


Integrative Electives (12 Credit Hours)


12 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level. Courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that integrate the student’s chemical interests and career goals. This area could be used for credit toward a KSU Minor program of study.

Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Any course in university curriculum.

Forensic Chemistry Concentration (27 Credit Hours)


Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)


Supporting Discipline Courses (12 Credit Hours)


Free Electives (3 Credit Hours)


Any course in university curriculum.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Concentration (27 Credit Hours)


Supporting Discipline Courses (18 Credit Hours)


  • Choose 7 hours from any 3000-4000 level courses CHEM, BIOL, MATH, STAT, PSYC, CRJU, ENVS, PHYS, SCI, MKTG, MGT or other 3000-4000 level course approved by the department chair.

Free Electives (2 Credit Hours)


Any course in university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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