B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Business Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The Business Option has been created for chemists interested in working in marketing and sales. Students earn a B.S. chemistry degree in 4 years and also fulfills the course work for a minor in Business and Entrepreneurship. The option includes many courses required to enter the MBA program at OSU. This degree is also a good stepping stone for law school. This option includes six courses in accounting, finance, and organizational systems.

Chemistry Core (79 - 81 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:
CH 324 or CH 421, 422 & 461 Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
Select one of the following three lab courses:
CH 462 (WIC) or 463 (WIC) or 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 201, 202 & 203 OR 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Business Option (27-28 Credits)
BA 215 Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 260 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 351 Managing Organizations (4)
BA 360 Introduction to Financial Management (4)
BA 390 Marketing (4)
ECON 201 Intro to Microeconomics (4 Credits)
ST 314 OR 351 Intro to Stats for Engineers OR Intro to Statistical Methods (3-4)
Select one of the following courses:
BA 357 b Operations Management (4) a
BA 362 b Social and Entrepreneurship and Social Initiatives (4)
BA 363 b Technology and Innovation Management (4)
BA 460 c Venture Management (4)
MRKT 488 d Professional Sales (4)

a BA 357 requires a special override from an advisor in the COB because chemistry majors substitute ST 351 or ST 314 for BA 276.

b Suggested for an emphasis in small business.

c Suggested for MBA preparation.

d Suggested for an emphasis in sales and marketing.

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the business option