• All College of Science degrees require at least 120 credit hours.

  • 36 of those 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher

  • 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 60 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 

  • A C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses, unless otherwise noted.

For UAH degree requirements and graduation application instructions, see here.

Charger Foundations

Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

Area V: Pre-Professional

For Chemistry Majors (PURC)40
Courses in this area may also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations requirements
First Year Experience:1
CHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE
Communications:3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Biology:16
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
and LABORATORY
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and CELL & DEVELOPMENT BIO LAB
Mathematics:12
CALCULUS A
CALCULUS B
CALCULUS C
Physics Sequence:8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II

Major Requirements

Chemistry core:22
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 5
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Pure Chemistry Concentration Required Courses:21-23
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB III
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
and GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH

General Electives

Additional courses to reach 120 credit hours. 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 Degree Hours120
*

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. Acceptable Literature sequences must include one early literature (EH 207 or EH 242 or EH 209) and one later literature (EH 208  or EH 210). Acceptable history sequences are (HY 103 + HY 104), or (HY 221 + HY 222)

**

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

 

Courses in organic chemistry completed at the 2-year college level may be used to satisfy semester hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the major.

Note: This is only an example and variations are possible. Please work with your advisor as some courses are only offered one semester out of the academic year.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
FYE 101SCHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE FA1
BYS 120
BYS 122
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
BYS 119
BYS 121
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
4
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
BYS 219
BYS 221
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
and LABORATORY
4
CH 331
CH 335
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
CH 223
CH 224
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
MA 201CALCULUS C 4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
BYS 300
300L
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and CELL & DEVELOPMENT BIO LAB
4
CH 332
CH 336
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
Fine art  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
CH 361
CH 362
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
and GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
4
CH 401INORGANIC CHEMISTRY FA3
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
Social and Behavioral science  3
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
CH 402INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB SP1
CH 337ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB III 2
Social and Behavioral Science  3
History  3
Literature  3
General Elective (300+ or 400+ course)  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
CH 341
CH 345
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
4
CH 421INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS FA4
History  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  2
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
CH 342
CH 346
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
CH 493INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 3
  or CH 491  or INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 
  or CH 492  or INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 
Humanities, 2nd Fine art or 2nd Literature  3
 Term Semester Hours: 13
 Total Semester Hours: 120
FA

Course is historically offered only in Fall semesters.

SP

Course is historically offered only in Spring semesters.