UNT Undergraduate Catalog
Department of Chemistry

Main Departmental Office
Chemistry Building, 106-C
P.O. Box 305070
Denton, TX 76203-0068
(940) 565-2713
Fax: (940) 565-4318

E-mail: chemgac@cas.unt.edu

Web site: http://www.chem.unt.edu

Undergraduate Advising Office
Chemistry Building, 210

Ruthanne D. Thomas, Chair

Faculty

Professors Acree, Brady, Braterman, Dobson, Jones, Marchand, Schwartz, Theriot. Associate Professors Desiderato, Kelber, P. Marshall, Richmond, Thomas. Assistant Professors Chyan, McAllister. Lecturer Schaake.

Introduction

Chemistry, the study of the various kinds of matter and their interactions, provides basic understandings needed to deal with a variety of societal and scientific needs, including energy, food production, health and medicine, biotechnology, new materials, environmental concerns, new processes, and national defense. Chemistry is a discipline fundamental for the study of modern physics, biology and medicine.

Current frontiers of experimental chemical investigation involve the areas of chemical reactions and reactivity, synthesis, analytical methods, catalysis and life processes.

Preprofessional Programs

See "Preprofessional Programs " in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Recipients of the BS in Chemistry, and in some cases the BA, are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as meeting requirements for professional training of chemists. Courses required for ACS certification may be obtained from the department's Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

This degree is designed for students planning for graduate study or positions in the chemical industry.

Degree Requirements:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of l32 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: Minimum 61 hours (includes requirements of University Core Curriculum ). See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum " in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses. See specific degree plan for exact hours.

4. Major Requirements: CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3450, 3510/3230, 3520/3240, 4610/4620 and 4630, plus 3 additional hours at the 4000 level or above (or BIOC 3620).

5. Minor Requirements: A minor of at least 18 hours in mathematics, computer science, physics, biology or geology (if taken as a laboratory science), of which 6 must be advanced.

6. Electives: See four year plan.

7. Other Course Requirements: MATH 1710, 1720, 2700 and 2730; PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240.

8. Other Requirements: GPA of 2.5 on all advanced courses attempted in the division of science.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

BS in Chemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

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Bachelor of Arts

Major in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry is designed for students who want a technical degree with liberal arts orientation; for those who want minors in such areas as business administration, economics and education with teacher certification; and for students interested in life and health sciences.

Degree Requirements

Total credit of 128 semester hours required, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Major in Chemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Chemistry. (pdf)

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Minor in Chemistry

Recommended minor: CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1430 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210 and 2380/3220, plus 3450 or 3530 or BIOC 3620.

Premedical and pre-dental students should take CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210 and 2380/3220.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach chemistry in secondary schools must complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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