Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Chemistry, B.S.


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The B.S. degree is intended for those students who wish to continue onto graduate school in chemistry, enter into the industrial sector with their bachelors degree, or pursue a MD/PhD or other health related fields after graduation. Students may also elect to complete the American Chemical Society Approved Program, which documents their status as professional chemsists and may provide other benefits (see description below).

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in chemistry with the B.S. degree will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the general theories of Chemistry in all five major areas: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry
  2. Apply quantitative skills in solving complex problems
  3. Write effectively on chemical topics using correct grammar and a style appropriate for the discipline of chemistry
  4. Speak effectively on chemical topics in a format appropriate for the discipline of chemistry

American Chemical Society Approved Program

Students who wish to pursue research-related careers (chemical, medical, industrial) should consider taking the courses to complete the American Chemical Society approved program. Students completing these additional requirements are awarded a certificate by the American Chemical Society documenting their status as professional chemists and are frequently given preferential treatment as candidates for professional positions. In order to qualify for this distinction, students must complete all the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry (see the Map and requirements below) and these additional courses:

A chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) is active at The Citadel.

Major Academic Map

Click here to view the Academic Map for this major, which shows the courses and sequence.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Sophomore Fall


Sophomore Spring


Junior Year


Junior Fall


Junior Spring


Senior Year


Senior Fall


Senior Spring


  • Approved ACS Elective CHEM Credit Hours: 3 ***
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Approved ACS Electives:


Students pursuing the ACS accredited degree need to take the following for two of their free electives.

Note:


ROTC Course Requirements:


ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required For Graduation:


121 credit hours plus successful completion of all RPED, ROTC, and LDRS graduation requirements. ROTC hours (credits, lectures, and labs) vary each semester by military department.

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