Chemistry (B.S.) - Resident

Chemistry (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours40-43

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 and EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 and THEO 202 waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
CHEM 131Advanced General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 132Advanced General Chemistry II 13
CHEM 135Advanced General Chemistry Lab 11
CHEM 136Advanced General Chemistry II Lab 11
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 1,23-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 1,23
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
PHYS 201General Physics I 1,24
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 1,24
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Courses may also fulfill select general education requirements


MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 c.h.), MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (3 c.h.), PHYS 231 University Physics I (4 c.h.) and PHYS 232 University Physics II (4 c.h.) are strongly recommended

Major Core
BCHM 451Biochemistry I4
BCHM 452Biochemistry II4
or CHEM 497 Special Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 321Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 322Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 400Chemistry Seminar1
CHEM 461Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 462Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 465Physical Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 466Physical Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 471Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 497Special Topics in Chemistry3-4
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
MATH 132Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Total Hours47-48
Free Electives
Choose 0-10 credit hours of Free Electives0-10
Total Hours0-10

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
CHEM 131 Advanced General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 135 Advanced General Chemistry Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
MATH 126
Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 2
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Natural Science Elective (BIOL 224) 1 4
Second Semester
CHEM 132 Advanced General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 136 Advanced General Chemistry II Lab 1
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Technology Competency 3 0-3
MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
Second Year
First Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
PHYS 201
General Physics I 2
or University Physics I
RSCH 201 Research 3
MATH Elective (MATH 201 or MATH 2112) 1 3
CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I 4
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
PHYS 202
General Physics II 2
or University Physics II
Communications Elective 1 3
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II 4
Third Year
First Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
CHEM 321 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 461 Physical Chemistry I 4 3
CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry I Lab 4 1
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
CHEM 322 Instrumental Analysis 4 4
CHEM 462 Physical Chemistry II 4 3
CHEM 466 Physical Chemistry II Lab 4 1
CHEM 497 Special Topics in Chemistry 3-4
Fourth Year
First Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
BCHM 451 Biochemistry I 4
CRST 290
History of Life
or Origins
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Social Sciences Elective 1 3
BCHM 452
Biochemistry II
or Special Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 400 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM 471 Inorganic Chemistry 4 4
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-125

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


MATH 131, 211, PHYS 231 and 232 are strongly recommended


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information


CHEM 461/465 and CHEM 462/466 will be offered each year, dependent on sufficient student enrollment. CHEM 322 will be offered in alternating spring semesters with CHEM 471. Students should take whichever course is offered in their Junior year and take the other course the following year.

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