B.A. in Chemistry - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Natural Sciences

B.A. in Chemistry

Degree Requirements

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Chemistry Major 57 credits
    Chemistry Core Courses 38 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II (2 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
    CHEM 3xx Electives (11 credits)
    CHEM 4xx Electives (4 credits)
    CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium (3 credits)
    Cognate Requirements 19 credits
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 23 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

B.A. in Chemistry (120 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 2

Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II 2 credits
MATH 231 Calculus III 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 3

Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 3xx Elective 3 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 credit
Open Electives 12 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 4

Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
CHEM 3xx Elective 8 credits
CHEM 4xx Elective 4 credits
CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium 3 credits
Open Electives 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120