Jul 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry-Business, BS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Arts and Sciences

The Chemistry-Business major combines theoretical and technical instruction in chemistry with management training in business. Graduates of this program will be concerned not only with chemical research and technological development but also with management problems in science-related industries.

Most Chemistry majors tend to be research-oriented although almost half of the approximately 100,000 chemists employed in American private industry are engaged in work other than research and development: management, marketing and sales. This combined degree was formulated to prepare chemists to assume these latter responsibilities.

From the point of view of the business student, almost one-third of all business graduates can expect to be employed in a chemistry-related field: pharmaceuticals, plastics, petroleum, etc. Most Business majors employed in such industries must develop, often on their own, the technical knowledge needed to understand their company’s operations and products. A fundamental background in chemistry as provided in this concentration is a distinct advantage to individuals planning such careers.

For more information about the Chemistry department, visit its website.


Chemistry-Business Curriculum

  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall

First Year

MAJOR (GE NSCI) CHEM 112-113 (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L  4.5 4.5
COGNATE (GE QUAN) MATH 103 (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics MATH 114 (Q) Calculus I  or MATH 114 (Q) Calculus I MATH 221 Calculus II  4 4
COGNATE (GE S/BH) ECO 153 (S) Principles of Microeconomics ECO 154 (S) Principles of Macroeconomics  3 3
GE WRTG - SPCH WRTG 107 Composition COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 Computing and Information Literacy    3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 2    
    14.5 17.5

Second Year

MAJOR CHEM 232 (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L CHEM 233 (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L  4.5 4.5
MAJOR ACC 253 Financial Accounting ACC 254 Managerial Accounting  3 3
GE ELECT ELECT - Free Elective   3
GE T/RS T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible T/RS 122 (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3 3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy  3  


HUMN ELECT1 - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education 1 1
    17.5 17.5

Third Year

MAJOR CHEM 320 Industrial Chemistry CHEM 391 Seminar  3 1
MAJOR MGT 351 Principles of Management I MGT 352 Principles of Management II  3 3
MAJOR MKT 351 Principles of Marketing  3  
MAJOR FIN 251 Introduction to Finance    3
COGNATE CMPS 330 (W) Information Systems Analysis  3  
COGNATE MATH 204 (Q) Special Topics of Statistics    3


CHEM ELECT - Chem, (210 level or above)   3
GE PHIL PHIL 210 Ethics    3  
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - Elective   3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education 1  
    16 16

Fourth Year

MAJOR OIM 351 Introduction to Management Science OIM 352 Introduction to Operations Management  3 3
MAJOR MGT 251 Legal Environment of Business  3  
COGNATE PHYS 120/120L (E) General Physics I PHYS 121/121L (E) General Physics II  3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3 6
    15 15

  Total: 129 Credits

1The department recommends foreign language.

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Arts and Sciences