Chemistry Major - Business/Law Option

The Business/Law Option is intended for students who anticipate that a background in chemistry will be useful to them as they pursue non-laboratory employment in industry, government, business, or law. Students who select this option often plan on attending Business or Law school.

The Business/Law Option removes from the core the requirement for a fourth semester of college-level mathematics (01:640:250 or 252) and the second semester of the organic chemistry laboratory for majors, (01:160:31). Instead it substitutes three business/law related courses. One of them must be chosen from the following three courses:

  • 33:010:273 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • 01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
  • 01:830:373 Organizational and Personnel Psychology (3)

The remaining courses must be chosen in consultation with the Undergraduate Program Director and should be in the areas of accounting, communication, economics, finance, management, or marketing. These courses should be at the 200 level or above.

This option does not lead to certification by ACS.

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Business/Law Option and Typical Schedule
FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
General Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)1
 01:160:161 OR
 01:160:163
General Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:162 OR
 01:160:164
General Chemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
01:160:171 Either fall or spring
Calculus I (4.0 cr)
 01:640:151
Calculus II (4.0 cr)
 01:640:152
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring

Organic Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:307 OR
 01:160:3152 (by invitation)

 

Analytical Chemistry (3.0 cr)
01:160:251

 

General Physics (3.0 cr)
 01:750:203

 

General Physics Lab (1.0 cr)
 01:750:205

 

Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
 01:640:251

Organic Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:308 OR
 01:160:316

 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory3  (2.5 cr)
 01:160:309

 

General Physics (3.0 cr)
 01:750:204

 

General Physics Lab (1.0 cr)
 01:750:206

THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring

Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3274 OR
 01:160:3414

 

Business/Law Course5

 

 

Chemical Bonding (1.5 cr)
 01:160:3616

 

Instrumental Analysis (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3487

Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.0 cr)
 01:160:328 OR
 01:160:342

 

Experimental Physical Chemistry (2.5 cr)
 01:160:329

 

Inorganic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3716

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring

Seminar (1.0 cr)
 01:160:491

 

Business/Law Elective8

Seminar (1.0 cr)
 01:160:492

 

Business/Law Elective8

 

Business/Law Option: Course and Scheduling Notes

1 Pre-calculus prerequisite
2 Chem 309 is offered in the spring only; Chem 310 is offered only in the fall only.
3 By invitation only.
4 Chemistry 327 and 341 have Math 251 as a pre-requisite, not as a co-requisite.
  Chemistry 327-328 is acceptable for all Chemistry majors and is required for the Chemical Physics Option.
  Chemistry 341-342 is recommended for students oriented toward the life sciences, and for students taking the Chemical Biology option.
5 To be chosen from among the following three courses:

  • 33:010:273 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • 01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
  • 01:830:373 Organizational and Personnel Psychology (3)

6 Chem 361 and 371 may be deferred for either one or two semesters, if desired. Both 361 and 371 are offered fall and spring. Chem 371 has Chem 361 and Chem 308 or 316 as pre-requisites.
7 Chem 348 has Chem 251 as a pre-requisite and may be deferred to the senior year. Chem 348 is offered in the fall only; Chem 251 is offered both fall and spring.
8 To be chosen in consultation with the Undergraduate Program Director and should be in the areas of accounting, communication, economics, finance, management, or marketing.