Natural Science/Chemistry (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
CHE 111General Chemistry I5
CHE 120General Chemistry II with Qualitative Analysis5
CHE 310Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 311Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHE 321Quantitative Analysis4
CHE 370Biochemistry I4
CHE 495Seminar in Chemistry2
Select one of the following:8-10
College Physics I
and College Physics II
University Physics I
and University Physics II
BIO 106Principles of Cell Biology4
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
Concentration
Select one of the following options:23-48
Forensic Science
Education
Health Professions
Chemical Business

Forensic Science Option

Concentration Requirements
CHE 312Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 313Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHE 326Instrumental Analysis4
Select one of the following:4-5
Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics 1
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 1
CHE 380Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management3
BIO 205Genetics4
LAW 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 190Criminal Investigation3
LAW 260Criminal Law3
LAW 320Criminal Evidence3
or LAW 410 Intermediate Criminal Law
Select one of the following electives in Criminalistics Methods: 23-5
Criminalistics
Basic Forensic Pathology and Death Investigation
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Violent Crimes
Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement
Human Remains: Search, Recovery, and Identification
Forensic Entomology
Total Credit Hours35-38
1

The CHE 381 Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics or CHE 383 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics physical chemistry options contain minimum prerequisites of MAT 177 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II and PHY 210 University Physics I.

2

Students desiring to take 500 level courses to satisfy the criminalistics elective must meet the following criteria:

  1. Are within 24 hours (or less) of meeting the requirements for the baccalaureate degree;
  2. Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of not less than 3.0;
  3. File an application for graduate admission and receive approval before registering for the graduate course;
  4. Have the consent of the instructor(s) of the graduate course(s).

Health Professions Option

Concentration Requirements
Select seven credit hours from Chemistry courses numbered 300 or higher7
BIO 205Genetics4
BIO 311Animal Physiology4
Select eight credit hours from Biology courses numbered 300 or higher8
Total Credit Hours23

Chemical Business Option

Concentration Requirements
CHE 326Instrumental Analysis4
Select one of the following:4-5
Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics 1
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 1
CHE 380Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management3
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3
GBA 220Business Communications3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours38-39
1

The CHE 381 Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics/CHE 382 Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics or CHE 383 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics/CHE 384 Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Thermodynamics and Kinetics physical chemistry options contain minimum prerequisites of MAT 177 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II and PHY 210 University Physics I.

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.

Education Option

A major in Natural Science for Secondary Teachers leads to certification to teach Science in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

Concentration Requirements
CHE 326Instrumental Analysis4
Select one of the following:3-4
Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics 1
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 1
CHE 380Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Management3
CHE 308History and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences3
CHE 465Chemistry Teaching: Methods and Techniques3
ESC 111Physical Geology4
or ESC 120 Meteorology
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence33
Total Credit Hours53-54
1

The CHE 381 Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics or CHE 383 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics physical chemistry options contain minimum prerequisites of MAT 177 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II and PHY 210 University Physics I.

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 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.