Department of Chemistry
West Chester University
Office: 119 Schmucker
Science Center South
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2631
Fax (610) 436-2890
Email: Department Chair
The B.S. in CHEMISTRY is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). It provides a rigorous scientific foundation in all major areas of chemistry. This degree prepares the graduate for a career in a wide variety of areas including the chemical, petroleum, environmental, quality control and pharmaceutical sectors. In addition, it serves as a basis for graduate and professional study leading to higher level industrial positions, teaching at the college level, or involvement in technical aspects of related fields such as law. For more on career opportunities in chemistry visit this ACS career site.
B. S. Chemistry (ACS Approved)
|____||CHE||103||General Chemistry I||3||____||CHE||104||General Chemistry II||3|
|____||CRL||103||Exp. Gen. Chem. I||1||____||CRL||104||Exp. Gen. Chem. II||1|
|____||MAT||161||Calculus I||4||____||MAT||162||Calculus II||4|
|____||WRT||120||Effective Writing I||3||____||WRT||XXX||Writing Course ♣||3|
|____||GEd||XXX||B/SS (1)||3||____||SPK||XXX||Communication Studies ♦||3|
|____||CHE||231||Organic Chemistry I||4||____||CHE||232||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|____||CRL||231||Exp. Org. Chem. I||2||____||CRL||232||Exp. Org. Chem. II||2|
|____||CHE||321||Analytical Chemistry I||3||____||BIO||110||General Biology ♥||3|
|____||CRL||321||Exp Analyt Chem I||2||____||PHY||180||Physics II||4|
|____||PHY||170||Physics I||4||____||GEd||XXX||Diverse Communities||3|
|____||CHE||341||Physical Chemistry I||4||____||CHE||342||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|____||CRL||341||Exp. Phys. Chem I||2||____||CRL||342||Exp. Phys. Chemistry II||2|
|____||CHE||409||Descriptive Inorg Chem||3||____||CHE||YYY||Chemistry Elective (A) ♠||3|
|____||GEd||XXX||Humanities (1)||3||____||CHE||424||Analytical Chemistry II||3|
|____||CHE||418||Chemical Information||1||____||CRL||424||Exp. Analyt. Chem II||2|
|____||CHE||476||Biochemistry I||3||____||CHE||411||Adv. Inorg. Chem||3|
|____||CHE||YYY||Chemistry Elective (B)§||3||____||CRL||411||Inorganic Syntheses||2|
|____||GEd||XXX||Humanities (2)||3||____||CHE||491||Chemistry Seminar||1|
|____||GEd||XXX||Student Elective||3||____||CHE||YYY||Chemistry Elective (B)§||3|
Refer to the University catalog for writing emphasis and interdisciplinary requirements, particularly if transfer credits are involved.
*Advanced Science Electives usually are chosen from: CHE 342, 381, 424 and 477; or from BIO 480 and 431; or from SCC 327.
____ Department Safety Examination ♣ Students may take WRT 206, 208, or 220 ♥ or CSC 141; fulfills a General Education Science Elective ♦ Choose from SPK 208 or 230 ♠ Chemistry electives in Group A include: CHE 333 (Organic III), or CHE 477 (Biochemistry II) This elective can be taken in the 4th year of study rather than the 3rd year of study. § Chemistry electives in Group B include any approved 300 or 400 level elective in chemistry. § Students must take sufficient elective credits to attain 120 credits. Two semesters of a foreign language and one extra chemistry elective are strongly recommended for free electives.