The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


The chemistry program is designed to provide students with a broad and up-to-date education in rapidly growing areas. The program seeks to prepare students for excellence in graduate school and employments in research institutes, industry, government and teaching. The B.Sc. degree in chemistry stresses a solid foundation in the traditional areas of chemistry namely physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry. The program has been designed to provide maximum flexibility to students and offer elective subjects in three specialized areas: Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Environmental. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on laboratory and undergraduate research experience which will assist graduates throughout their career.

Admission Requirements
For admission requirements to the degree of BS in Chemistry, refer to the section entitled Undergraduate Admission of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Chemistry, a student must fulfill all requirements of the degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 92 credits with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements and clear all accounts with the university. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of I assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation..

General Chemistry

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Communication Skills in English, Two courses from: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)

Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies & Social Sciences, one course from: ARP 215, COA 315, COA 359, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, NTR 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212 (3 cr.)

Citizenship (6 cr.)
Two courses from: HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (6 cr.)

Science & Technology (3 cr.)
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science, One course from:CSC 201, CSC 202, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, STA 202, STA 210, MIS 201 (3 cr.)
OR
Natural Sciences, One course from: AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, GEO 203, GIS 211, HEA 201, HEA 204, NTR 201, PHS 207(3 cr.)

Students majoring in Chemistry are not allowed to count CHM courses within the pool of required GER courses.

Core Requirements (25 cr.)

CHM 211, CHM 215, CHM 221, CHM 222, CHM 272, MAT 213, MAT 224, PHS 212, PHS 271.

Major Requirements (34 cr.)

CHM 321, CHM 322, CHM 326, CHM 331, CHM 335, CHM 372, CHM 421, CHM 440, CHM 490.
Choose three Chemistry courses, 3 credits each. These courses should be at the 300 level and above.

Free Electives (6 cr.)




Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry 3 cr.
MAT 213 Calculus III 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (GER) 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
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Spring Semester I (17 Credits)
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
MAT 224 Calculus IV 3 cr.
PHS 212 Electricity & Magnetism 3 cr.
PHS 271 Electricity & Magnetism Lab 1 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (17 Credits)
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 321 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHM 272 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (14 Credits)
CHM 322 Physical Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHM 326 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHM 335 Biological Chemistry 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
CHM 327 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 372 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory 2 cr.
CHM 440 Instrumental Analysis 4 cr.
CHM ___ CHM Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (14 Credits)
CHM 490 Chemistry Project 2 cr.
CHM ___ CHM Elective 3 cr.
CHM ___ CHM Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.