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

Chemistry, ACS Certified, 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.

Term One

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Term Two

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Total: 14 Credit Hours

Term Four

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Term Five

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Term Six

Total: 13 Credit Hours

Term Seven

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Term Eight

Total: 14 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  .

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (ACS certified) 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 ACS certified Bachelor of Science program is recommended particularly for those students who anticipate pursuing a career in chemistry. The program provides an in-depth coverage of the primary disciplines within the chemical field and adds further breadth to the course work required for the non-ACS Bachelor of Science program by the addition of courses in spectroscopy (CHM 4170 ), inorganic chemistry (CHM 4210 , CHM 4210L ) and biochemistry (BMB 4210 ). In addition, the physics requirement can be met only with the PHY 2400 , PHY 2410 , PHY 2400L  and PHY 2410L  sequence. The mathematics requirement is satisfied by completion of MTH 2320 .

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.ements.

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/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising

Additional Comments

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Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Tel: (937) 775-2855
Fax: (937) 775-2717
E-mail: chemistry@wright.edu