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University of North Carolina at Asheville    
 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Chemistry: B.S. Degree


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Nine hours of CHEM at the 400-level


II. Required courses outside the major—16 hours, including:


III. Other departmental requirements:


A grade of C or better in CHEM 418 is required to demonstrate practical, written, computer, and oral competency in chemistry.

Additional Information


In fulfilling requirements for the B.S. chemistry degree, students should consider the following guidelines when choosing courses to tailor their educations:

  • Students interested in a biochemistry focus are recommended to take CHEM 437 and 6 additional hours of CHEM at the 400-level across chemistry subdisciplines as their required 9 hours of CHEM at the 400-level. Students are also recommended to take 2 additional courses in Biology (BIOL 116 and BIOL 338, 339, 344, 434 or 443). This focus is recommended for students wishing to obtain employment in a biochemical related field or pursue graduate studies in biochemistry and is also beneficial for students wishing to attend medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary school.
  • Students interested in an environmental chemistry focus are recommended to take CHEM 439 and 6 hours of CHEM at the 400-level across chemistry subdisciplines as their required 9 hours of CHEM at the 400-level. Students are also recommended to take 2 additional courses in Environmental Studies (ENVR 130 and ENVR 320, 338, 362, 385 or a course recommended by the Chair of Chemistry). This focus is recommended for students wishing to obtain employment in an environmental related field or pursue graduate studies in environmental chemistry.
  • Students planning on graduate study in chemistry are recommended to also take CHEM 409, MATH 291 and 365, and at least 9 hours of CHEM at the 400-level across chemistry subdisciplines.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)


For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
   
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major

 

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