Chemistry BA Track Curriculum

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Associate of Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
GenEd: LAB  CHEM 1020*  General Chemistry I 4
GenEd: QR MATH 2200*+• Calculus I 4
      Semester Credits 14
  Course Title Credits
  MATH 2205* Calculus II 4
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 4
GenEd: STEM  CHEM 1030* General Chemistry II 4
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
      Semester Credits 18

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  CHEM 2420* Organic Chemistry I (Fall Only) 4
  PHYS 1110*  General Physics I (Fall Only) 4
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3-4
GenEd: AA    Choose from approved Aesthetic Analysis courses. 3
      Semester Credits 14-15
  Course Title Credits
  CHEM 2440* Organic Chemistry II (Spring Only) 4
  PHYS 1120*  General Physics II (Spring Only) 4
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3-4
GenEd: CA    Choose from approved Cultural Awareness courses. ANTH 1200 recommended. 3
      Semester Credits 14-15

Total Credits: 60-62

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

• If the student places into a higher level math or has completed a higher level math than required by the program, the student may request program applicable course substitutions in consultation with their advisor and faculty to fulfill the remaining credits needed to complete the degree.

^ Program Comments
Program Electives – Consult with your faculty advisor for recommendations.

Students must choose one course from the following elective courses; additional prerequisite courses may apply.

AECL 1000 4 cr Agroecology
ANTH 1200 3 cr Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1300 3 cr Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 2210 3 cr North American Indians
ECON 1000 3 cr Global Economic Issues
ENGL 2340 3 cr Native American Culture and Literature
GEOG 1000 3 cr World Regional Geography
GEOG 1020 3 cr Human Geography
HIST 2290 3 cr History of North American Indians
HIST/RELI 2320 3 cr History of Islam
HIST/WMST 2389 3 cr History of Women and the American West
POLS 1200 3 cr Non-Western Political Cultures
POLS 2310 3 cr Introduction to International Relations
SPAN 2140 3 cr Introduction to Spanish Literature


Students may also choose from the following elective courses.

BIOL 1010 4 credits General Biology
BIOL 1390 4 credits Scientific Research I
COSC 1010 4 credits Introduction to Computer Science
MATH 2210 4 credits Calculus III
STAT 2050 4 credits Fundamentals of Statistics
Various other courses as recommended by faculty advisor 3 credits  

Learning Competencies

  1. Design or evaluate experiments testing predictions using controls and managing variables (control of variables).
  2. Use logic, statistics, probabilities, or proportions to determine an outcome (proportional and probability reasoning).
  3. Examine mutual/direct, inverse or lack of relationships between variables (correlation reasoning).
  4. Apply scientific principles to make observations, analyze patterns and trends to arrive at an explanatory generalization / testable hypotheses (inductive reasoning).
  5. Apply scientific principles to evaluate hypotheses by analyzing or reflecting on experimental data to reach a specific conclusion (deductive reasoning).
  6. Demonstrate an ability to gather, evaluate, synthesize, and apply primary scientific and technical literature. (scientific literacy)
  7. Identify the role science plays in historical and contemporary issues (human culture).
  8. Effectively communicate about sciences and its conclusions to multiple audiences (professional, peers, general public) in multiple formats (interpersonal, verbal, and written).
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of the standards that define ethical scientific behavior (honesty, safety, social responsibility).