Chemistry (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
CHE 111General Chemistry I5
CHE 120General Chemistry II with Qualitative Analysis5
CHE 310Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 311Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHE 312Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHE 321Quantitative Analysis4
CHE 326Instrumental Analysis4-5
or CHE 426 Instrumental Methods
CHE 370Biochemistry I4
CHE 380Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management3
CHE 381Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics3
CHE 382Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics1
CHE 383Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics3
CHE 384Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Thermodynamics and Kinetics2
CHE 441Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHE 442Inorganic Synthesis1
CHE 490Research in Chemistry 12
CHE 495Seminar in Chemistry2
Select one of the following:5-6
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation
and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MAT 177Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MAT 287Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
PHY 210University Physics I5
PHY 211University Physics II5
CHE 445Advanced Topics in Chemistry3
or CHE 470 Biochemistry II

To satisfy requirements, CHE 490 Research in Chemistry must consist of 2 credit hours on a single project that culminates in a single written report. The 2 credit hours do not have to be completed in a single semester.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.