2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, Dual Major, BS (GPS)

This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Fall One

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Spring One

Total: 15.5 Credit Hours

Summer One

Total: 4 Credit Hours

Fall Two

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Summer Two

Total: 9 Credit Hours

Fall Three

Total: 13 Credit Hours

Spring Three

Total: 14 Credit Hours

Fall Four

  • 2nd Component Credit Hour(s): 15

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Four

  • 2nd Component Credit Hour(s): 15

Total: 15 Credit Hours


To progress to higher level chemistry courses (end of second year), you must have completed CHM 2120 , CHM 2120L , PHY 2410  or PHY 1120 , PHY 2410L  or PHY 1120L , and MTH 2320 .

*These courses can be taken during the summer or in previous/subsequent semester.

Program Description

The Dual Major-Bachelor of Science curriculum is designed to prepare undergraduate students for careers as professional chemists, entrance into medical or dental schools, or graduate work in chemistry. In order to develop their academic programs to meet specific needs and individual interests, students should consult their academic advisors.

The program of study includes coverage of the primary disciplines within the chemical field with course work in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, but also allows for course work in a second discipline. In addition to the Wright State core, the degree program includes foundation studies in mathematics and physics. For the latter, the requirements may be met by either the PHY 1110 , PHY 1120 , PHY 1110L  and PHY 1120L  sequence or the PHY 2400 , PHY 2410 , PHY 2400L  and PHY 2410L  sequence.

Because the order in which science courses are taken is so important, students are advised to begin the mathematics, chemistry, and physics sequences as soon as possible.

Career Opportunities

For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:


The American Chemical Society (ACS, http://www.acs.org) is dedicated to providing Members and Affiliates with the best tools with which to explore the numerous career options available within the World of Chemistry. Each year the American Chemical Society (ACS) performs a number of surveys related to employment of chemists. The results of these surveys are published in the Society’s journal Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) and are available online at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/. An extensive collection of career related material is available at the ACS website (www.acs.org/careers). The information includes career advice, profiles of chemists and results of numerous surveys.

Campus Contact Information

Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Additional Comments

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E-Mail: chemistry@wright.edu