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Western Carolina University    
  Feb 24, 2018
CURRENT 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry (General Concentration), B.S.

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

This concentration is intended for those students wishing to pursue a career in a specific chemistry-related discipline other than biochemistry.  Students should choose the chemistry courses in the concentration that best represent the chemistry sub-discipline of choice.  The student should also consider completing general elective in their intended area of specialization.  For example, students wishing to pursue a career in environmental chemistry should consider additional course work in areas such as biology, geology, natural resource management, or environmental health.


Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

General Concentration

Concentration Requirements

The concentration requires 15 hours as follows:

General Electives

General electives (18-27 hours) are required to complete the program depending on the number of hours taken in the major that double count for Liberal Studies. Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU in order to satisfy general university degree requirements. Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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