The curriculum in chemistry prepares students for graduate study in chemistry and related fields and for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. It prepares students to teach in secondary schools or to work in chemical and industrial laboratories and in related fields of business and industry.
With the proper selection of electives, the degree satisfies admission requirements to most professional school such as schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
The biochemistry concentration focuses on the biological aspects of chemistry, including molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology.
The chemical modeling concentration emphasizes areas of overlap between chemistry and the mathematical sciences and computer science. Students in this concentration will focus on learning the chemistry and computer technology for modeling the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules.
The chemical science concentration is tailored for the pre-professional study of the health sciences and other interdisciplinary areas where an emphasis on chemistry is sought. This concentration for the bachelor's degree in chemistry permits students to select more courses from other disciplines. With fewer requirements in mathematics, physics and chemistry, this concentration is one option for students planning to study medicine or dentistry.
The professional chemist concentration requires a greater number of chemistry courses, and is designed for students whose future studies or career plans involve chemistry as a central theme. With the proper combination of courses, this degree can be certified as meeting the requirements of the American Chemical Society.
The capstone requirement includes upper level lecture and upper level laboratory courses to include a research component.
Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
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|ENG 111||College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.||UNIV 111-112||3||General education|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||UNIV 101||1||Elective|
|MTH 161||PreCalculus I||MATH 141||3||General education|
|Laboratory Science||CHM 111 General Chemistry I||CHEM/Z 101||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|History||Select 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122||HIST||3||General education|
|Wellness elective||Wellness elective||VCU equivalent||1||Elective|
|ENG 112||College Composition II||UNIV 200||3||General education|
|MTH 162||PreCalculus II||MATH 151||3||Elective|
|Laboratory Science||CHM 112 General Chemistry II||CHEM/Z 102||4||Major|
|Humanities||Select 1: PHI 101, 111, 220; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; REL 231, 232||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|Humanities||Select 1: ENG 200-level literature; PHI 101, 111, 220; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; REL 231, 232||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|Social Science||Select 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, 211, PLS 135, 241||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|MTH 245||Statistics I||STAT 210||3||Major (Ancillary)|
|Laboratory Science||PHY 201 General College Physics I (or PHY 241 University Physics I)||PHYS 201 (or PHYS 207)||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|Math/Science||CHM 241 + CHM 245 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory||CHEM/Z 301||5||Major|
|Math/Science||MTH 263 Calculus I||MATH 200||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|Laboratory Science||PHY 202 General College Physics II (or PHY 242 University Physics II)||PHYS 202 (or PHYS 208)||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|Social Science||Select 1: ECO 120, GEO 210, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, 211, PLS 135, 241||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|Math/Science||CHM 242 + CHM 246 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory||CHEM/Z 302||5||Major|
|NAS 206||Design and Application of Scientific Research||BIOL 392||3||Elective|
|Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU||65|
|Foreign language through the 102 level. (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school. Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.)||0 to 8||General education|
|CHEM 309 + CHEZ 309||Quantitative Analysis and Laboratory||5||Major|
|CHEM 313 or CHEM 314||Physical Chemistry I or Physical Chemistry with Math Modules||3 to 4||Major|
|CHEZ 313||Physical Chemistry I Laboratory||2||Major|
|CHEM 315||Physical Chemistry II||3||Major|
|CHEM 320||Inorganic Chemistry I||3||Major|
|CHEM 398||Professional Practices and Perspectives Seminar||1||Major|
|CHEM/Z||To complete the Capstone experience, choose at least one two-credit 400-level CHEZ course or two credits of CHEM 392 or CHEM 492 and at least one three-credit 400- or 500-level CHEM course. See VCU advisor for course options.||5||Major|
|MATH 201||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|Electives (consider a minor or second major) Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits (300- or 400-level courses) to graduate from VCU.||29||Elective|
|Credits completed at VCU||55|
|Bachelor's degree total||120|