University Catalogue

Curriculum in Chemistry
Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science
Professional Chemistry Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††CHEM 121 or
CHEM 121HG
General Chemistry I for Science Majors
General Chemistry I for Science Majors Honors
3 hours
††CLAB 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I for Science Majors 1 hour
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
ENGL 101 or
ENGL 101HG
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition Honors
3 hours
MATH 2001,G Calculus I 5 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††CHEM 122 or
CHEM 122HG
General Chemistry II for Science Majors
General Chemistry II for Science Majors Honors
3 hours
††CLAB 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II for Science Majors 1 hour
ENGL 102 or
ENGL 102HG
Critical Reading and Writing
Critical Reading and Writing Honors
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

††CHEM 265 General Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
††CLAB 267 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I        1 hour
CHEM 271 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
CLAB 274 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 hour
ENGL 230 or
ENGL 231 or
ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
CMPS 120 or
CMPS 161
Visual Programming
Algorithm Design and Implementation I
3 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

Second Semester

††CHEM 266 General Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
††CLAB 268 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1 hour
CHEM 221 Mathematics for Chemists 3 hours
PHYS 221 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 223 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
Elective2   2 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 395 Physical Chemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 391 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I                                    1 hour
PHYS 222 General Physics 3 hours
PLAB 224 General Physics Laboratory 1 hour
Foreign
Language
201 or
Communication 211G


Introduction to Public Speaking
3 hours
Arts
Elective3,G
  3 hours
  Total: 14 hours

 

Second Semester

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory​

CHEM 396 Physical Chemistry II 3 hours
CLAB
Elective4 
  1 hour
CHEM 251 Analytical Chemistry 3 hours
CLAB 256 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory       1 hour
CLAB 211   1 hour
History
ElectiveG
  3 hours
Elective2   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

CHEM 481 Biochemistry I 3 hours
CLAB 485 Biochemistry Laboratory I                      1 hour
CHEM 452 Modern Instrumental Analysis 3 hours
CLAB 411 Chemical Research Laboratory 1 hour
CLAB
Elective4 
  1 hour
Social
ScienceG
  3 hours
Elective2   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

CHEM 482 Biochemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 471 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
CLAB
Elective4
  1 hour
CHEM 
Elective5
  3 hours
CHEM 401 Chemistry Seminar 1 hour
CHEM 410 Chemical Literature                               1 hour
Electives2   3 hours
  Total: 15 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

Concentration 1 is strongly recommended for those students who may plan to attend graduate school in chemistry. Students who complete the Professional Chemistry 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 175 may be used as electives for those students whose Math ACT score is insufficient for direct entry into Math 200.   

2Students who intend to pursue post-graduate studies advised to select a foreign language.

3Must be selected from Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, or Dance.

4Chemistry Lab electives (3 hrs) must be selected from the following courses: CLAB 392 (1), CLAB 456 (1), CLAB 476 (1), or CLAB 486 (1).

5Chemistry electives (3 hrs) can be any 300-level or higher CHEM or CLAB course (1-3).