Chemistry, BS


Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry provides students the opportunity to study chemistry at in-depth levels necessary to prepare them for future careers in many scientific fields. Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” due to its fundamentals that apply to many disciplines across the STEM areas. The chemistry program at Utah Tech University prepares students for careers in chemistry, engineering, medicine, health sciences, environmental science, law and policy, and materials science. In particular, detailed knowledge is gained through curricula that cover the sub-disciplines of chemistry and how they integrate into the modern cross-disciplinary landscape of science.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Chemistry Program Requirements

MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Choose one (1) of the following courses
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus (MA)4
MATH 2250Differential Equations and Linear Algebra4
MATH 2270Linear Algebra3
MATH 2280Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 3060Statistics for Scientists3

Chemistry Core Requirements

CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2600Laboratory Safety and Practices1
CHEM 2990RChemistry Seminar and Professional Development1
CHEM 3000
CHEM 3005
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3060
CHEM 3065
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 3070
CHEM 3075
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3100Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 3300Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
CHEM 3520
CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
CHEM 4100Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4800RIndependent Research (Minimum 2 credits)1-3
CHEM 4910Chemistry Senior Seminar1

Chemistry Elective Courses

Complete two (2) courses from the following:
CHEM 4200Environmental Chemistry3
CHEM 4310Adv Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 4510Chemistry of Materials3
CHEM 4610Nutritional Biochemistry3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Chemistry Elective course.