Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry

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Students must fulfill University Studies and College requirements as they complete the following program:

Disclaimer: The official University Course Bulletin supercedes any information found here. Do not rely solely on the information contained in this document.

Premajor Requirements

Major Requirements

Chemistry Major Field Options:

Certification Requirements

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Model Curriculum for B.A. in Chemistry

Freshman Year
First SemesterHours
  CHE 105 General College Chemistry I3
  ENG 101 Writing I (USP IV)3
  MA 113 Calculus I4
  Humanities (USP VIII)3
Second SemesterHours
  CHE 107 General College Chemistry II3
  CHE 115 General Chemistry Laboratory3
  ENG 102 Writing II (USP IV)3
  MA 114 Calculus II4
  Humanities (USP VIII)3
Sophomore Year
First SemesterHours
  CHE 230 Organic Chemistry I3
  CHE 231 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
  PHY 211 General Physics5
  Social Science (USP VII)3
  Humanities (A&S VIII)3
Second SemesterHours
  CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II3
  CHE 233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
  PHY 213 General Physics5
  Social Science (USP VII)3
  Humanities (USP IX, A&S VII)3
Junior Year
First SemesterHours
  CHE 226 Analytical Chemistry3
  CHE 440G Physical Chemistry 4
  Foreign Language I (USP II)14
  COM 199 Presentational Communication Skills (USP V) 21
  Cross-Cultural, Humanities or Social Science (USP X, A&S VIII or VII) 3
Second SemesterHours
  CHE 441G Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
  CHE 572 Seminar (USP V) 21
  Major Field Option 33
  Foreign Language II (USP II)14
  Social Science or Humanities (A&S VII or VIII)3
Senior Year
First SemesterHours
  Major Field Option 33
  Major Field Option 33
  Major Field Option 33
  Foreign Language III (A&S II) 13
  Free Elective (A&S X)3
Second SemesterHours
  Major Field Option 33
  Major Field Option 33
  Major Field Option 33
  CHE 572 Seminar (USP V) 21
  Foreign Language IV (A&S II) 13
  Free Elective (A&S X) 3
Please Note
[1] Any foreign language sequence satisfying the College of Arts and Sciences requirement in foreign languages may be taken. German is recommended.
[2] COM 199 and two credits of CHE 572 satisfy the University Studies requirement for Oral Communication.
[3] Major field options must total at least 21 credits. Six credits of CHE 395 are recommended for students having a minimum 3.0 GPA in chemistry courses.

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