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2020-2021 Florida Tech Catalog 
2020-2021 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry - General Chemistry, B.S.

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Major Code: 7031 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The bachelor’s degree in Chemistry - General Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The general chemistry major prepares the graduate for the many diverse career opportunities available to the chemist in government, private industry and academia.

The general chemistry major is similar to the research chemistry major but with greater flexibility for the addition of electives during the senior year. It also provides excellent preparation for professional or graduate schools, or for a career in industry.

Admission Requirements

Students intending to apply for admission to study for a bachelor’s degree in general chemistry should complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry.

Florida Tech has articulation agreements with many of the community colleges in Florida. Students contemplating transfer to Florida Tech should consult with their counselors to determine the transferability of community college credits. If there is a question regarding specific courses needed, the department head should be contacted.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - General Chemistry must complete the minimum course requirements as indicated. Deviation from the recommended program can be made only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the concurrence of the department head.

Because the subject matter in general chemistry forms a critically important foundation for all of the advanced chemistry courses, both CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1  and CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2  must be passed with grades of at least C before taking any other chemistry courses.


Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (14 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 125

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