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

Chemistry, BI™

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The Bachelor of Innovation™ in Chemistry combines academic studies and professional training to prepare students for variety of careers in chemical sciences. The degree is structured so that students gain a depth of understanding in chemistry and a breadth of humanities, other sciences, business and entrepreneurship. The major is composed of a Chemistry Core, Mathematics and Science Core, LAS General Education courses, Innovation Core, Cross-Discipline Core. The Innovation Core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. These team projects align with Chemistry’s professional practice focus. The Cross-Discipline Core concentrations are business, engineering technology, and globalization; students choose one.

The degree will provide students with both the technical background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in Chemistry plus the team skills to work on innovative projects including the ability to: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems;  (2) understand the business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge. The program should provide the technical knowledge and skill necessary to function in the chemistry field and the team-building and team-leading skills to develop a career and drive the chosen field forward.

General Requirements

  • 120 total credit hours.
  • 36 credit hours of CHEM coursework, at least 16 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level). All CHEM courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • 24 credit hours of Innovation Core coursework.
  • 15 credit hours of Cross-Discipline Core coursework.
  • All auxiliary requirements must be completed in addition to the required major courses.

Course Requirements - 120 Total Credit Hours

General Education Requirements - 33 Credit Hours

  • Humanities and Social Science LAS Area Requirements - 21 credit hours
  • General Elective - 3 credit hours

Cross-Discipline Core - 15 Credit Hours

Complete 15 credit hours in one concentration. See the BI website for specific courses: http://innovation.uccs.edu/cross-diciplinary-core/

  • Business
  • Engineering Technology
  • Globalization

BI in Chemistry: Four-Year Plan

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Senior Year:

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