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Requirements

Requirements

B.A. Degree

30 credit hours in chemistry to include:

  • General Chemistry 1303/1103, 1304/1104
  • Analytical Chemistry 2414/2014
  • Inorganic Chemistry 3320
  • Organic Chemistry 3321/3121, 3322/3122
  • Physical Chemistry 3331/3131
  • Biochemistry 3335/3135
  • Chemical Literature 3151
  • Chemistry Seminar 4153.

Also: General Biology 1311/1111; General Physics 2311/2111, 2312/2112; Calculus 1404, 1411.

B.S. Degree

 42 credit hours in chemistry, including the 30 hours indicated for the B.A. degree, as well as:

  • Physical Chemistry 3332/3132
  • Instrumental Analysis 4454 and four credits of student research.

Also: General Biology 1311/1111; General Physics 2311/2111, 2312/2112; Calculus 1404, 1411.

B.S. Degree in Biochemistry

38 credit hours in chemistry, 15 in biology, 8 in math and 8 in physics:

  • General Chemistry 1303/1103, 1304/1104
  • Analytical Chemistry 2414/2014
  • Organic Chemistry 3321/3121, 3322/3122
  • Chemistry Seminar 3151
  • Physical Chemistry 3331/3131
  • Biochemistry 3335/3135, 3336/3136
  • Chemistry Seminar 4153, and four credits of student research.

Also: General Biology 1311/1111, 1312/1112; General Physics 2311/2111, 2312/2112; Calculus 1404, 1411; and two selections from Genetics 3325/3125, Microbiology 3327/3127, Bioinformatics 3350, Molecular Biology 4328/4128 and Cell Structure and Function 4338.

A grade of "C" or above in a prerequisite course is required for enrollment in an advanced course in chemistry. The chemistry and biochemistry majors are encouraged to take additional courses (e.g. Advanced Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, the second semester of Physical Chemistry for biochemistry majors) beyond the required courses specified above.

Comprehensive Examination

All chemistry and biochemistry majors must pass a general written comprehensive examination. The examination consists of questions in general chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry. All questions on the exam are based upon prior coursework. A study guide and sample questions are available from the department. Students can earn a pass with distinction, pass, low pass or failure. Students normally take the comprehensive exam at the beginning of the spring semester in their senior year.

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering 4+1 Programs

Students completing a B.S. degree in chemistry have the option of beginning coursework toward a Master of Science (M.S.) in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) or a Master of Engineering (M. ENGR) in MSE by taking graduate level courses at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  This collaborative 4+1 program is designed to allow UD chemistry majors to earn their B.S. in chemistry and M.S. degree in five years. Chemistry majors can complete up to 6 credit hours of approved courses in materials science at UTA that can be applied to their B.S. degree in chemistry at UD and their MSE degree at UTA. Students can begin taking courses at UTA during their senior year at UD or in summer terms.  After completing the 6 credits, additional courses can be taken toward the M.S. or M. ENGR, but these are not required by the B.S. program in chemistry at UD.  Completion of the UTA graduate degree programs is optional and failure to complete does not void the upper level credits earned toward the B.S. degree.

Students interested in these programs must apply to the UTA Materials Science and Engineering graduate program and meet the requirements for admission.  

42 credit hours as required for B.S. in Chemistry, of which 6 hours can be approved materials science courses taken at UTA.

Also:  Math 2412 Calculus III, Math 3324 Differential Equations, Computational Class

Courses at UTA:  MSE 5300 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering OR MSE 5305 Solid State Physics and Thermodynamics of Materials  (Note: M.ENGR requires MSE 5300 for non-MSE undergraduates), MSE 5304 Analysis of Materials OR MSE 5390 Materials Characterization

 

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