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BA in Chemistry

BA in Chemistry

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Chemistry Students graduating from this program will: Master and apply the fundamentals of chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biological chemistry). Solve chemical problems using critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Use standard laboratory equipment and techniques, computers, and modern instrumentation. Know and practice proper safety procedures in the laboratory. Use literature search methods to locate and retrieve scientific information. Read, understand, and critically assess chemical literature. Effectively communicate the results of their work orally and in writing. Demonstrate preparation for careers that require technical expertise but are not primarily research-based, such as the health sciences, the public sector, and diverse industrial positions. Degree Requirements for BA in Chemistry For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. GENERAL CHEMISTRY CHEM 151 Honors Chemistry I CHEM 152 Honors Chemistry II CHEM 153 Honors Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 154 Honors Chemistry Laboratory II Note: The CHEM 121/122/123/124 General Chemistry sequence is an acceptable substitute. CHEMISTRY FOUNDATION COURSES CHEM 211/213 Organic Chemistry I with Organic Chemistry Discussion CHEM 330 Analytical Chemistry CHEM 360 Inorganic Chemistry BIOC 301 Biochemistry I Two courses in physical chemistry, typically chose from among the following: i. CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I ii. CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II iii. BIOC 352 Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences MATHEMATICS MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus Note: MATH 221 & 222 Honors Calculus III and IV may substitute for MATH 212. Note: MATH 211 Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra is strongly recommended for students planning to specialize in Physical and Theoretical chemistry or pursue graduate studies. The Department of Mathematics may, after consultation with a student concerning his/her previous math preparation, recommend that a student be placed into a higher level math course than that for which the student has received official credit. The Department of Chemistry will accept this waiver of the math classes upon a written confirmation of the waiver from the Department of Mathematics and upon the student’s successful completion of the higher level math course. PHYSICS PHYS 101/103 Mechanics (with Lab) and Mechanics Discussion OR PHYS 111 Mechanics (with lab) OR PHYS 125 General Physics (with lab) PHYS 102/104 Electricy and Magnetism (with Lab) and E & M Discussion OR PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism (with lab) OR PHYS 126 General Physics II (with lab) ADVANCED LABORATORIES Each major must complete at least three (3) advanced laboratories chosen from the list below. CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 366 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 367 Materials Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 368 Chemical Measurement Laboratory BIOC 311 Advanced Experimental Biosciences ADVANCED COURSEWORK Six (6) credit hours of additional advanced coursework in chemistry. For purposes of this requirement, “advanced coursework” includes chemistry lecture courses at the 400-level or higher. CHEM 212 or CHEM 320 or BIOC 302 counts as “advanced coursework” for purposes of this requirement. Courses in other departments with substantial chemistry content may count toward this requirement with approval of the Director of the Undergraduate Program.