University Catalogue

Curriculum in Chemistry

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

American Chemical Association (ACS) Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††CHEM 121G General Chemistry I for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
MATH 2001,G Calculus I 5 hours
COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours

 

Second Semester

††CHEM 122G General Chemistry II for Science Majors 3 hours
††CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
MATH 201G Calculus II 5 hours
GBIO 151G General Biology I 3 hours
BIOL 152 General Biology Laboratory I 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

PHYS 221 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 223 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
††CHEM 265 General Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
††CLAB 267 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I                1 hour
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Arts
Elective2,G
  3 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

Second Semester

††CHEM 266 General Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
††CLAB 268 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1 hour
PHYS 222 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 224 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
††CHEM 251 Analytical Chemistry 3 hours
††CLAB 254 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2 hour
CMPS 120 or 
CMPS 161
Visual Programming
Algorithm Design and Implementation I             
3 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 395 Physical Chemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 391 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hour
CHEM 410 Chemical Literature 1 hour
CHEM 452 Modern Instrumental Analysis 3 hours
CLAB 453 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory                 2 hours
Foreign
Language3
  3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

Second Semester

Foreign
Language3
  3 hours
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
CHEM 396 Physical Chemistry II 3 hours
CLAB 392 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II                        1 hours
Elective   3 hours
  Total: 13 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 471 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
CLAB 474 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory                       2 hours
CHEM 481 Biochemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 485 Biochemistry Laboratory I 1 hour
History
ElectiveG
  3 hours
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
CLAB 411 Chemical Research 1 hour
  Total: 16 hours

 

Second Semester

CHEM 401 Chemistry Seminar 1 hour
CHEM 404, or
CLAB 412, or
CHEM 462, or
CHEM 482, or
CHEM 491, or
CHEM 492
Special Topics in Chemistry
Advanced Chemical Research
Physical Organic Chemistry                                                 
Biochemistry II
Theoretical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
3 hours
CHEM 404, or
CHEM 462, or
CHEM 482, or
CHEM 491, or
CHEM 492
Special Topics in Chemistry
Physical Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry II
Theoretical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
3 hours
Electives   7 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

Concentration 1 is strongly recommended for those students who may plan to attend graduate school in chemistry. Students who complete the ACS Certified Curriculum will receive, in addition to their diploma, a certificate from the American Chemical Society.

All Chemistry courses specified above will be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0.
††Chemistry core curriculum course; grade of "C" or better required. This course will also be used to calculate the major GPA which must be a degree 2.0.
1Math 161 and 165 may be used as electives for those student's whose Math ACT score is insufficient for direct entry into Math 200.
2Must be selected from Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, or Dance.
3Must be selected from the same language.