Chemistry - B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
208 Williams Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2032
chem@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/chemistry


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the various fields of chemistry and the related sciences. The program is for students planning careers in the chemical industries or governmental laboratories, or who intend to do graduate work in chemistry. Students in the program have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the University of Leicester in England.

The Chemistry major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Biochemistry concentration provides strong preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in biochemistry or planning a career as a practicing biochemist in industrial research and development, government research laboratories or in academia. It also provides ideal preparation for students intending to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, having been designed to closely fit the requirements for admission to the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). With careful planning students may transfer to NEOMED after three years at Kent State, using 16 credit hours of courses from NEOMED to complete their Kent State degree requirements. With the selection of appropriate elective courses, this concentration meets the minimum requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society.
  • The Biochemistry–Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy/Pre-Dentistry concentration is the recommended track for students intending to go on to medical or dental school.
  • The Chemistry concentration is designed for students interested in careers as practicing chemists in industrial research and development, in government research laboratories or in academia. It includes a strong foundation in both chemistry and related disciplines (physics and mathematics) and provides opportunities to pursue advanced chemistry electives. This concentration meets the requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society and is ideal for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.
  • The Industrial Chemistry concentration provides solid background training in the major areas of chemistry, as well as practical training and related experiences in fields sought by local and regional chemical industries.
  • The Materials Chemistry concentration is recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study or industrial careers in materials science, including nanotechnology. Its requirements, similar to those of the traditional chemistry concentration, provide an opportunity for more in-depth study in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organic materials, including polymers.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

American Chemical Society

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply the chemical knowledge taught in the courses that comprise the degree.
  2. Develop their abilities to plan and execute chemical experiments through individual investigation or senior honors research/thesis courses.
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
or CHEM 10970 HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
or CHEM 10971 HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 30105ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 30301INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
CHEM 30475ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
CHEM 30476ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
CHEM 30481ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 30482ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below)8
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)6
Concentrations
Choose from the following:67
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Foreign Language College Requirement

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 8 credit hours of foreign language.1

  • Minimum Elementary I and II of the same language
1

 All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond the Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP),  the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional Information) . When students complete the requirement with fewer than 8 credit hours and two courses, they will complete the remaining hours with general electives.

 

Biochemistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-CHEM-BCHM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 11
CHEM 40251ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (WIC) 2
CHEM 40261PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 40262PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 40263PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
CHEM 40567PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
CHEM 40568ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
MATH 12021CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 24
MATH 12022PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 23
PHY 13001GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 34
PHY 13002GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 34
PHY 13021GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 31
PHY 13022GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 31
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
Strongly suggested electives
IMMUNOLOGY
BIOINFORMATICS
ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: READINGS AND CASE STUDIES
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION 4
Other suggested electives
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC)
ANALYTICAL MASS SPECTROMETRY
SPECTROCHEMICAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
SPECTROSCOPIC IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
NANOMATERIALS
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:67
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement. 

2

MATH 12002 and MATH 12003 may be substituted as a package intead of MATH 12021 and MATH 12022.

3

 PHY 23101 and PHY 23102 may be substituted as a package, instead of PHY 13001, PHY 13002, PHY 13021, PHY 13022.

4

Up to 3 credit hours of CHEM 40796 may count towards the Concentration Electives.

Biochemistry - Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy/Pre-Dentistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-CHEM-BCHP]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
BSCI 40430ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY 3
or BSCI 40460 ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 11
CHEM 40251ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (WIC) 12
CHEM 40261PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 40262PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 40263PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
CHEM 40567PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
CHEM 40568ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
MATH 12021CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 24
MATH 12022PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 23
PHY 13001GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13002GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 4
PHY 13021GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PHY 13022GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
HUMAN ANATOMY
VERTEBRATE ANATOMY
IMMUNOLOGY
BIOINFORMATICS
SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II
BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION 4
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:67
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

In place of MATH 12021 and MATH 12022, the following three courses may be taken: MATH 12002, MATH 12003 and MATH 30011 (all must be completed to substitute).

3

Up to 3 credit hours of CHEM 40796 may count towards the Concentration Electives.

Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-CHEM-CHEM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 30106ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 11
CHEM 30108ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 12
CHEM 30284INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHEM 40302INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 40303INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III 2
CHEM 40364INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
CHEM 40477INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
CHEM 40483INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
CHEM 40555PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 40556PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 40557PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2
CHEM 40568ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Chemistry Upper-Division Elective (CHEM 40000 level) 23
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Electives9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:67
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Selection of the upper-division chemistry elective (CHEM 4000 level) must be approved by the advisor.

Industrial Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-CHEM-ICHM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 20050CAREER PATHWAYS IN CHEMISTRY 1
CHEM 30106ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 11
CHEM 30108ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 12
CHEM 40302INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 40364INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
CHEM 40567PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 24
CHEM 40568ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 12022PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3-4
or MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
PHY 22564INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS PHYSICS 3
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Concentration Electives, choose from the following: 315
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
INTERNSHIP IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (ELR) 4
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS
INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB
NANOMATERIALS
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
PATENT LAW
INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
General Electives6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:67
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

CHEM 40555 and CHEM 40556 may be substituted for CHEM 40567 and 2 credit hours of concentration electives.

3

At least one of the following must be taken from the list of concentration electives: CHEM 40352, CHEM 40451, CHEM 40559CHEM 40571.

4

CHEM 40092 is strongly encouraged.

Materials Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-CHEM-MCHM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CHEM 30050INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 2
CHEM 30106ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 30284INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHEM 40053MATERIALS CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2
CHEM 40302INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
CHEM 40303INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III 2
CHEM 40352INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 3
CHEM 40364INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
CHEM 40451ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 3
CHEM 40555PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 40556PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 40557PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:1-2
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 1
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
General Electives7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:67
1

A minimum C grade must be earned in to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement. 

 

Roadmaps

Biochemistry Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12021 CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12022 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!PHY 13001 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
!PHY 13021 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!PHY 13002 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 4
!PHY 13022 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
CHEM 40261 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 40567 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
!BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 40568 ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
CHEM 40262 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
Concentration Electives 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!CHEM 40251 ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!CHEM 40263 PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Biochemistry - Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy/Pre-Dentistry Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12021 CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
!MATH 12022 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!PHY 13001 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
!PHY 13021 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!PHY 13002 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 4
!PHY 13022 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
CHEM 40261 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 40567 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
BSCI 40430
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
or ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
3
CHEM 40262 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II 3
!CHEM 40568 ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Seven
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
Concentration Electives 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
!CHEM 40251 ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (WIC) 2
!CHEM 40263 PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
Concentration Electives 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Chemistry Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
!CHEM 40477 INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
!CHEM 40483 INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1
!CHEM 40555 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
!CHEM 30106 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 30108 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 2
!CHEM 40556 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
!CHEM 40568 ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!CHEM 40302 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 40557 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2
Chemistry Upper-Division Elective (CHEM 40000 level) 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
!CHEM 30284 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
!CHEM 40303 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III 2
!CHEM 40364 INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Industrial Chemistry Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!MATH 12022
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
or ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
3
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!CHEM 20050 CAREER PATHWAYS IN CHEMISTRY 1
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 30107 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
!CHEM 40302 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 40567 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE SCIENCES 4
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
!CHEM 30106 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 30108 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 2
!CHEM 40568 ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
!PHY 22564 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS PHYSICS 3
Concentration Elective 3
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Concentration Electives 9
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!CHEM 40364 INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Materials Chemistry Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
or HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
!CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!CHEM 30050 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 2
!CHEM 30301 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
!CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!CHEM 30105 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
!CHEM 40302 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 40451 ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 3
!CHEM 40555 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!CHEM 40303 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III 2
!CHEM 40352 INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 3
!CHEM 40364 INTERMEDIATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
!CHEM 40556 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
!CHEM 40557 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Chemistry Electives 1-2
General Electives 7
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
!CHEM 30106 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II 2
!CHEM 30284 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
!CHEM 40053 MATERIALS CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120