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Chemistry — American Chemical Society Certification (B.S.)

Student takes a look at the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon benzo(a)pyrene

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with ACS certification will:

  • be able to conduct an internal or external research project.
  • possess scientific literacy and problem solving skills associated with the main branches of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical and environmental.
  • be prepared for employment in a chemistry-related field or matriculation into graduate or professional programs including medical, dental, or veterinary schools.

The ACS-certified B.S. in chemistry requires all of the courses listed above for the B.A. degree in chemistry, plus the following:

  • CHEM 345 Biochemistry I

Two of the following courses:

  • CHEM 3XX Applications of Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 370 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 390 Inorganic Chemistry

One of the following courses:

  • MATH 281 Calculus III
  • MATH 291 Linear Algebra

One of the following courses:

  • CHEM 410 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 415 Biological Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 420 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 430 Advanced Topics in Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 440 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
  • CHEM 348 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 450 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 465 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry