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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, BS


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About the Program

Chemistry at Purdue University has a ratio of 1 faculty member for every 8 undergraduates, which allows students to enjoy a great deal of individualized attention. It also offers opportunities for mentoring programs and cutting-edge undergraduate research in a wide range of fields from drug discovery to climate change. 

The B.S. program with chemistry as a field of study is designed for those who want training in chemistry and freedom to pursue minors or second majors in other areas.  Common areas of interest have been Forensic Sciences, Biology, Foreign Languages, Management, Psychology, and other Liberal Arts areas.  The flexibility in this program adapts easily to Study Abroad semesters.

Chemistry Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Chemistry  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

CHEM-BS
CHEM
120 Credits
2.0 GPA in CHM courses and 2.0 GPA overall

Departmental/Program Major Courses (92-101 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (29-38 credits)


Electives (19-28 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


18 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


13 or 14 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14/15 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

**Satisfies a Non-departmental Major Course Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required university core courses.

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all CHM courses.

Students must have 32 credits at the 30000 level or above taken at Purdue.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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