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.
- 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