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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is typically completed in four years of
full-time enrollment. Chemistry majors will take a wide range of chemistry
classes including core classes in general chemistry, organic chemistry,
analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.
Additionally, they will take calculus, a year of physics, general
education classes and upper level electives in chemistry. Course descriptions
may be read in the academic catalog. Students are encouraged to
follow their progress with a degree completion worksheet.
For students interested in
pursuing a career in forensics after graduation, there is a customized chemistry
degree to prepare students for work in a crime lab. The B.S. in Chemistry with
Forensic Focus is a chemistry degree with additional course work in
criminal justice, ethics and selected upper-level chemistry
The plan of study sheets above are guides only. Be sure to check the academic catalog for the year in which you
enrolled at USC Upstate for the specific requirements for graduation, minor
requirements, and changes in course of study.
Undergraduate Research Besides learning chemistry in a lecture class or lab class, research
with a faculty mentor is an excellent way to gain experience working on real
chemical problems. Especially for those students who plan further studies in
graduate and professional schools, research experience is often an entrance
requirement. If possible, students may be able to present their research at
scientific meetings. Students interested in conducting research should contact
a faculty member to learn more about research and funding
opportunities. Mission statementThe
mission of the USC Upstate chemistry program is to provide a baccalaureate level
education in chemistry that will prepare students for scientific careers in the
Upstate region and beyond. Graduates of the chemistry program will possess a
broad knowledge of chemistry and the technical and communication skills needed
to pursue excellence in their chosen careers and in further study in chemistry,
medicine or business. Careers in ChemistryInformation on career options in the chemical sciences can be found at the American Chemical Society's College to Career website.
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