The sequence of required Chemistry courses for the BS degree described above represents a “Core Set” of Chemistry courses comprising 47(48) credit hours. In addition to these required chemistry courses, the BS major is required to complete an additional 6 credit hours of Chemistry Electives and 6 credit hours of Technical Electives.
The Chemistry Electives may be any chemistry department course at the 300 level or above which is not part of the “core set”, or courses with a strong chemistry content at the 300 level or above from other science departments. Only 3 additional credit hours of CHEM 397 or CHEM 398 may be applied as a Chemistry Elective. Six additional credit hours of CHEM 397 or CHEM 398 may be taken as Technical Electives. (Further additional credit hours of CHEM 397 may be taken as Open Electives).
The Technical Electives may be chosen more widely from any of the natural sciences, math, or engineering courses and may include introductory level courses, i.e., 100, 200 level courses, in technical disciples other than chemistry.