B.S. in Chemistry

Find your future in the applied field of chemistry. You can choose your pathway within the broad spectrum of modern chemical sciences along with classmates who will become doctors, pharmacists, and other specialists.

What you'll study

Test the fundamentals and applications of chemical and scientific theories by performing experiments using modern instrumentation and classical chemical techniques. Learn how to communicate research results, solve problems, think critically, reason analytically, and explore new areas of research. Beyond the extensive training in chemistry, you'll gain grounding in calculus, physics and biology. Depending upon your goals, you may choose the track aligned with the American Chemical Society.

How you'll learn more

The exceptional lab facilities at NSU put cutting edge technology in your hands, and you'll gain personal attention because of our low student-to-faculty ratio. You can earn credits in guided laboratory research while learning how to retrieve data from published sources to find answers for issues relating to chemistry.  Plus, present and publish your own research. With most health related fields represented at NSU, you'll gain exposure to the application of chemistry in health care.

Where it can take you

Our technology-driven society needs more scientists. You can forge a path into careers in industry, education and government, and the pursuit of graduate degrees in chemistry and other fields such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, anesthesiology assistant, environmental protection, law, forensic sciences, and nutrition. Wherever you go, you'll be in the driver's seat.

Core Courses (59 credits)
Credits
BIOL 1500
Biology I/Lab (BIOL 1500 / Credits: 4 )
4
BIOL 1510
Biology II/Lab (BIOL 1510 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H
General Chemistry I/Lab or General Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H
General Chemistry II/Lab or General Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H
Organic Chemistry I/Lab or Organic Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H
Organic Chemistry II/Lab or Organic Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3050
Chemical Literature and Seminar (CHEM 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3405
Biophysical Chemistry/Lab (CHEM 3405 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3460
Quantitative Analysis/Lab (CHEM 3460 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3650
Biochemistry/Lab (CHEM 3650 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 4005
Inorganic Chemistry I (CHEM 4005 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4101
Senior Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 4101 / Credits: 1 )
1
MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H
Calculus I or Calculus I Honors (MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H / Credits: 4 )
4
MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H
Calculus II or Calculus II Honors (MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2400
Physics I/Lab (PHYS 2400 / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2500
Physics II/Lab (PHYS 2500 / Credits: 4 )
4
Major Electives (9 credits) select 3 courses from the following
Credits
CHEM 3150
Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 3150 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3215
Survey of Rational Drug Design (CHEM 3215 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3800
Principles of Pharmaceutics (CHEM 3800 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3850
Principles of Pharmacology (CHEM 3850 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4010
Inorganic Chemistry II/Lab (CHEM 4010 / Credits: 5 )
5
CHEM 4150
Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 4150 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 4200
Plant Drug Analysis (CHEM 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4500
Principles of Pharmacokinetics (CHEM 4500 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4900
Special Topics in Chemistry (CHEM 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4950
Internship in Chemistry (CHEM 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4990
Independent Study in Chemistry (CHEM 4990 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHYS 3100
Introduction to Biophysics (PHYS 3100 / Credits: 3 )
3
Core Courses (74-74 credits)
Credits
BIOL 1500
Biology I/Lab (BIOL 1500 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H
General Chemistry I/Lab or General Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H
General Chemistry II/Lab or General Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H
Organic Chemistry I/Lab or Organic Chemistry I/Lab Honors (CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H
Organic Chemistry II/Lab or Organic Chemistry II/Lab Honors (CHEM 2410 or CHEM 2410H / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3050
Chemical Literature and Seminar (CHEM 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 3460
Quantitative Analysis/Lab (CHEM 3460 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3650
Biochemistry/Lab (CHEM 3650 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3700
Physical Chemistry I/Lab (CHEM 3700 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 3710
Physical Chemistry II/Lab (CHEM 3710 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 4005
Inorganic Chemistry I (CHEM 4005 / Credits: 3 )
3
CHEM 4010
Inorganic Chemistry II/Lab (CHEM 4010 / Credits: 5 )
5
CHEM 4101
Senior Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 4101 / Credits: 1 )
1
CHEM 4150
Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 4150 / Credits: 4 )
4
CHEM 4990 or CHEM 4950
Independent Study in Chemistry or Internship in Chemistry (CHEM 4990 or CHEM 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3
MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H
Calculus I or Calculus I Honors (MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H / Credits: 4 )
4
MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H
Calculus II or Calculus II Honors (MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H / Credits: 4 )
4
MATH 3200 or MATH 3400
Calculus III (4 credits) or Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits) (MATH 3200 or MATH 3400 / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2400
Physics I/Lab (PHYS 2400 / Credits: 4 )
4
PHYS 2500
Physics II/Lab (PHYS 2500 / Credits: 4 )
4

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program. For specific course requirements, refer to the “General Education Program” section on page 95 of the NSU Undergraduate Student catalog.

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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