Chemistry (B.S.)

Admission Requirements

Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer students from two-year colleges should have earned credit for courses equivalent to the following to avoid possible delays in the completion of the degree program.

CHE 111FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 112FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II3
CHE 113LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I1
CHE 114LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II1
CHE 201ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 202ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHE 203ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHE 204ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHE 301ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (recommended)4
MAT 161CALCULUS I4
MAT 162CALCULUS II4
PHY 111UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I5
PHY 112UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II5
BIO 211INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (Biology course required for biochemistry concentration only)4

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in chemistry at Buffalo State. Chemistry courses taken elsewhere may be substituted for similar courses at Buffalo State only if they have the same or equivalent prerequisites. Grades of C or better in CHE 111 and CHE 112 are required for transfer into the Chemistry B.S. program.

Chemistry courses not meeting these criteria may be transferred as elective credit.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Chemistry Major Requirements (44-48 credit hours)
Required Courses (28 credit hours)
CHE 111FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 112FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II3
CHE 113LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I1
CHE 114LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II1
CHE 201ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 202ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHE 203ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHE 204ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHE 301ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHE 305PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3
CHE 306PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHE 307PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHE 308PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
Concentration Courses
Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations:16-20
Chemistry Concentration (17 credit hours)
LITERATURE OF CHEMISTRY (1)
INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LAB (2)
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES (2)
Biochemistry Concentration (20 credit hours)
LITERATURE OF CHEMISTRY (1)
INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES (2)
BIOCHEMISTRY II
Select two from the following:8
GENETICS (4)
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4)
ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (4)
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4)
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY (4)
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
and INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LAB (5)
Required Credit Hours Outside the Major (25-29 credit hours)
CALCULUS I (4)
INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (4)
CALCULUS II (4)
USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS I (1)
USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS II (1)
CALCULUS III (4)
USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS III (1)
UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (5)
UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (5)
Note: BIO 211 is required only for the biochemistry concentration.
All College Electives
4-18 credit hours4-18
Total Credit Hours120