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Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

UWA’s Chemistry Major (BA/BS) is designed to be paired with a minor of the student’s choosing and provides a general preparation in chemistry. This degree option is typically chosen by students who wish to enhance their chemistry background by including preparation in an additional field. It is often used by students pursuing laboratory careers as well as those planning to attend graduate school. 

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Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120 hours

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Sample Courses

CH241 Organic Chemistry I

4 Credits

General principles and theories of organic chemistry including bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, mechanisms, functional groups, and reactions of hydrocarbons. Three lecture and four laboratory hours each week. Prerequisite: CH112.  

CH242 Organic Chemistry II

4 Credits

Spectroscopic interpretations and reaction mechanisms of various functional groups including carbonyl groups. Three lecture and four laboratory hours each week. Prerequisite: CH241.  

CH308 Seminar in Chemistry

1 Credits

Study of current issues in chemistry through literature review and oral presentations. Emphasis is placed on the retrieval of information from scientific journals and online databases. Prerequisite: 16 hours of chemistry. 

Career Outlook

Students completing this degree track will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, preparing them for any career path that requires a chemistry degree. Such career paths include those found in testing laboratories, chemical plants, and paper mills. The addition of an academic minor to this degree allows the student to include additional preparation in a field of their choice. 

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