This concentration meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society for certification and is designed for students who want to pursue graduate studies or employment in materials chemistry.

Chemistry: Materials Chemistry Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • Chemistry, Materials Chemistry Concentration, BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major--or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Speech3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Humanities or 2nd Fine Art or 2nd Literature: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any 100 or 200 level Foreign Language 4
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
2nd Literature 1
2nd Fine Art
Mathematics and Sciences12
Mathematics: 24
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Physics8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
and
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one 13
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two6
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one 33
2nd History 1
3rd Social and Behavioral Science 3
Pre Professional 39
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Additional Required Biology8
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
Additional Required Mathematics14
CALCULUS B
CALCULUS C
APPL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
Additional Required Physics4
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Additional Required Chemical Engineering
NATURE & PROPERTIES OF MATLS
and NATURE & PROPERTIES MATLS LAB
APPLIED MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Chemistry25
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Materials Chemistry Courses
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
POLYMER SYNTHESIS & CHARACTERI
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
Elective Courses1-3
Elective course 300+ level, 0-1 credit
Additional elective courses, 100+ level, 0-2 credits. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Semester Hours128
 
1

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208, EH 209 + EH 210, HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required.

3

No more than 6 hours can be taken in a single discipline. 

4

 For choices see the World Languages and Cultures department.