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Chemistry, B.S.

About the Program

The chemistry B.S. degree program offers students a strong background in chemistry while providing students with two concentration options, traditional chemistry and biochemistry. Both concentrations are approved by the American Chemical Society. Graduates of this program are fully prepared to assume entry-level positions as chemists with industrial or governmental laboratories, or to begin more specialized programs of study at the graduate level. The biochemistry concentration prepares students for both professional programs in health-related professions and advanced studies in biochemistry.


About the Chemistry Department

313 Science Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5204
Fax: (716) 878-4028
http://chemistry.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

Transfer Admission Requirements: Transfer students from two-year colleges should have earned credit for course equivalent to CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 201, CHE 202, CHE 203, CHE 204, CHE 301, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 263, PHY 111, PHY 112, and BIO 211 or BIO 214 (biology course required for biochemistry concentration only) to avoid possible delays in the completion of the degree program. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in chemistry at Buffalo State. Chemistry courses taken elsewhere may be substituted for similar courses at Buffalo State only if they have the same or equivalent prerequisites. Chemistry courses not meeting this criterion may be transferred as elective credit.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Chemistry 44-48 cr

A. Required Courses (28 cr)
CHE 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)
CHE 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 204 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
CHE 301 Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHE 305 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 306 Physical Chemistry II
CHE 307 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHE 308 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

B. Concentration Courses
Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations:

Chemistry Concentration* (16 cr)
CHE 310 Literature of Chemistry (1)
CHE 360 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 403 Instrumental Analysis (4)
CHE 462 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
CHE 470 Biochemistry I
CHE 471 Biochemical Techniques (2)

Biochemistry Concentration (20 cr)
CHE 310 Literature of Chemistry (1)
CHE 360 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 470 Biochemistry I
CHE 471 Biochemical Techniques (2)
CHE 472 Biochemistry II

Select two courses from the following:

BIO 303 Genetics (4)
BIO 305 Molecular Biology (4)
BIO 314 Advanced Cell Biology (4)
BIO 316 General Microbiology (4)
BIO 450 Recombinant DNA (4)
CHE 403 Instrumental Analysis (4)

Total Required Credit Hours in Other Fields 24–28 cr
BIO 211 Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics (4)
or
BIO 214 Introduction to Cell Biology (4)
MAT 161 Calculus I (4)
MAT 162 Calculus II (4)
MAT 163 Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)
MAT 164 Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)
MAT 263 Calculus III
MAT 264 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)
PHY 111 University Physics I (5)
PHY 112 University Physics II (5)

Note: BIO 211 or BIO 214 is required only for the biochemistry concentration.

All College Electives 5-19 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Academic Road Map for Chemistry, B.S. - Chemistry Concentration

Academic Road Map for Chemistry, B.S. - Biochemistry Concentration

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