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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

164 Science and Math Complex
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 courses equivalent to the following to avoid possible delays in the completion of the degree program.

CHE 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I 4
CHE 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II 3
CHE 114 LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II 1
CHE 201 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
CHE 202 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
CHE 203 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 1
CHE 204 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
CHE 301 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 4
MAT 161 CALCULUS I 4
MAT 162 CALCULUS II 4
MAT 263 CALCULUS III 4
PHY 111 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I 5
PHY 112 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II 5
BIO 211 (Biology course required for biochemistry concentration only) 0-4
or BIO 214 INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY

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. Grades of C or better in CHE 111 and CHE 112 are required for transfer into the Chemistry B.S. program.

Chemistry courses not meeting these criteria may be transferred as elective credit.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Chemistry Major Requirements (44-48 credit hours)
Required Courses (28 credit hours)
CHE 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I 4
CHE 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II 3
CHE 114 LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II 1
CHE 201 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3
CHE 202 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
CHE 203 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 1
CHE 204 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
CHE 301 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHE 305 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHE 306 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
CHE 307 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 1
CHE 308 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1

Concentration Courses
Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations: 16-20

Chemistry Concentration (16 credit hours)
CHE 310 LITERATURE OF CHEMISTRY (1)
CHE 360 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHE 403 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (4)
CHE 462 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHE 470 BIOCHEMISTRY I
CHE 471 BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES (2)

Biochemistry Concentration (20 credit hours)
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 from the following: 8
BIO 303 GENETICS (4)
BIO 305 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4)
BIO 314 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (4)
BIO 316 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4)
BIO 450 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY (4)
CHE 403 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (4)

Required Credit Hours in Other Fields (24-28 credit hours)
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 (4)
MAT 264 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS III (1)
PHY 111 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (5)
PHY 112 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (5)
Note: BIO 214 is required only for the biochemistry concentration.

All College Electives
5-19 credit hours 5-19

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