Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Chemistry

Major(s)

Chemistry (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements

    1. CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1), 302(5), 342(5), 343(5), 375(3), 398(1)*; CHM 505(4) or 506(3) and CHM 507(3) and 508(2); 492(0), 498(1)*, 502(4); and one hour from CHM 397*, 399* or 499*

    2. Chemistry electives (8-10 hours) from one of the following categories:

      1. For a basic chemistry program without a specific area of emphasis, at least eight hours from CHM 352(3), 376(2), 399* or 499(2-3)*, 460(3), 509(2)

      2. For students with a strong interest in environmental chemistry: CHM 460(3), 461(3), 462(2)

      3. For students with a strong interest in biochemistry or pre-medicine: CHM 452(3), 453(2), 552(3), 553(2)

      4. For a specific area of interest not included in categories a, b, or c: at least nine hours of chemistry courses numbered 300 or higher selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and approved by the department head.

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CHM 398 and 498(2); and CHM 397 or 399 or 499(1)
    4. Related science and mathematics requirements:

      1. MTH 261** and 280(10) or MTH 261** and 288(8) or MTH 287 and 288(6)

      2. PHY 123** and 124(8) or PHY 203** and 204(10)

        *Will also count toward the Public Affairs Capstone Experience requirement
        **Will also count toward General Education requirements

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Chemistry (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1), 302(5), 342(5), 343(5), 375(3), 398(1)*, 452(3), 492(0), 498(1)*, 502(4), 506(3), 507(3), 508(2), 575(3)
    2. Related science and mathematics requirements:
      1. MTH 287 and 288(6) or MTH 261** and 280(10) or MTH 261** and 288(8)
      2. PHY 123** and 124(8) or PHY 203** and 204(10)
      3. Recommended: CSC 111(3)
    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CHM 398 and 498(2); and CHM 397 or 399 or 499(1)
    4. Complete requirements in one of the following options:
      1. Biochemistry: This program is designed for students preparing for a career in medicine or graduate study in biochemistry. Required courses: CHM 399(1-3)* or 499(1-3)*, 453(2), 552(3), 553(2); BIO 121(4)**, 235(4), 320(4). Suggested elective: BIO 310(5). Premedical students should also take courses in anatomy and physiology.
      2. Graduate School: This program is designed for students preparing for graduate study in chemistry. Required courses: CHM 376(2), 499(1-3)*, 509(2); Select one: CHM 514(3), 542(3), 552(3). Suggested electives: one year foreign language
      3. Industrial: This program is designed for students preparing for industrial positions upon completion of the B.. degree, but who wish to be prepared for future entry into graduate school. Required courses: CHM 376(2), 509(2), 514 or 542(3), four hours selected from CHM 397(2)*, 399(1-3)*, 499(1-3)*

        *Will also count toward Public Affairs Capstone Experience requirement
        **Will also count toward General Education requirements
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Chemistry

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); CHM 201(3) and 202(2) or CHM 342(5)
  2. Select an emphasis area from the options below:
    1. Analytical: CHM 302(5)
    2. Biochemistry: CHM 352(3) and 353(2); or CHM 452(3) and 453(2)
    3. Environmental: CHM 460(3) and 461(3)
    4. Inorganic: CHM 375(3) and 376(2)
    5. Organic: CHM 343(5) or 344(3); and CHM 514(3) or CHM 542(3)
    6. Physical: CHM 506(3); and CHM 507(3) or 508(2)
    7. Student Option: Select at least 8 hours in CHM courses numbered 302 or higher.

Accelerated master's degree in chemistry

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Chemistry program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level courses chosen from CHM 602, 607, 642, 652 and 675 may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for chemistry majors with undergraduate laboratory research experience to complete the requirements for the MS degree in Chemistry in two semesters and a summer following the completion of the undergraduate degree, rather than the typical four semesters and a summer. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form.  This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated master's degree in plant science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Biology, and Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Plant Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). The courses must be in the area of economic botany, plant physiology, plant genetics, crop management systems, plant nutrition, soils, chemistry, ecology, fruit production, viticulture, enology, or ornamental plants and landscaping.

This option is tailored to those undergraduates who have acquired considerable plant science-related research experience in a laboratory through the departments of Agriculture, Biology or Chemistry at Missouri State. Courses to be counted toward both degrees must be identified jointly in agreement with the undergraduate advisor, the student’s research mentor, and the Plant Science Program Director. This option will enable Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry majors to potentially meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in Plant Science degree within two semesters following the completion of the undergraduate degree. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.