Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Chemistry (B.S.)


Chemistry Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1905)

Science Building 267 (716) 878-5204

The chemistry B.S. degree program offers students a strong background in chemistry while providing students with two concentration options, traditional chemistry and biochemistry. Both concentrations are approved by the American Chemical Society. Graduates of this program are fully prepared to assume entry-level positions as chemists with industrial or governmental laboratories, or to begin more specialized programs of study at the graduate level. The biochemistry concentration prepares students for both professional programs in health-related professions and advanced studies in biochemistry.

Admission Requirements: 

Transfer Admission Requirements: Transfer students from two-year colleges should have earned credit for course equivalent to CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 114, CHE 201, CHE 202, CHE 203, CHE 204, CHE 301, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 263, PHY 111, PHY 112, and BIO 211 or BIO 214 (biology course required for biochemistry concentration only) to avoid possible delays in the completion of the degree program. 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. Chemistry courses not meeting this criterion may be transferred as elective credit.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Chemistry

44–48 cr

A. Required Courses (28 cr)

CHE 111

Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)

CHE 112

Fundamentals of Chemistry II (3)

CHE 114

Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

CHE 201

Organic Chemistry I

CHE 202

Organic Chemistry II

CHE 203

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

CHE 204

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

CHE 301

Analytical Chemistry (4)

CHE 305

Physical Chemistry I

CHE 306

Physical Chemistry II

CHE 307

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

CHE 308

Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

B. Concentration Courses

Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations:

Chemistry Concentration (16 cr)

CHE 310

Literature of Chemistry (1)

CHE 360

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 403

Instrumental Analysis (4)

CHE 462

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 470

Biochemistry I

CHE 471

Biochemical Techniques (2)

Biochemistry Concentration (20 cr)

CHE 310

Literature of Chemistry (1)

CHE 360

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 470

Biochemistry I

CHE 471

Biochemical Techniques (2)

CHE 472

Biochemistry II

Select two courses from the following:

BIO 303

Genetics (4)

BIO 305

Molecular Biology (4)

BIO 314

Advanced Cell Biology (4)

BIO 316

General Microbiology (4)

BIO 450

Recombinant DNA (4)

CHE 403

Instrumental Analysis (4)

Total Required Credit Hours in Other Fields

24–28 cr

BIO 211

Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics (4)



BIO 214

Introduction to Cell Biology (4)

MAT 161

Calculus I (4)

MAT 162

Calculus II (4)

MAT 163

Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)

MAT 164

Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)

MAT 263

Calculus III

MAT 264

Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)

PHY 111

University Physics I (5)

PHY 112

University Physics II (5)

Note: BIO 211 or BIO 214 is required only for the biochemistry concentration.

All College Electives

5-19 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

Academic Road Map for Chemistry, B.S. - Chemistry Concentration

Academic Road Map for Chemistry, B.S. - Biochemistry Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes for Chemistry, B.S.

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Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.F.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and French 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and Italian 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and Spanish 7-9, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CEL - Community Engaged Learning

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies