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Program Requirements

Required Courses for the Chemistry Major (14 courses):

  • CHEM 140: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 220: Introductory Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 228: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 230: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 270: Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 312: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 322: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 325/340:* Integrated Laboratory/Instrumental Analysis (total of 1.5 courses)
  • BIOC 330: Biochemistry
  • MATH 151: Calculus I
  • MATH 152: Calculus II
  • PHYS 130: Physics I
  • PHYS 132: Physics II

*Co-requisite courses (must be taken concurrently).

CHEM 350 A total of 4 semesters. Two semesters must be concurrent with enrollment in CHEM 430. This is required participation component of the degree; it does not count for credit.

CHEM 430: Research (0.5 course) Students are required to participate for at least two semesters; one semester must be in the senior year. May be taken for 0.25 or 0.5 course/semester.

The ACS Certified Degree:

Students may complete an ACS certified degree by taking the one of the following courses in addition to the major requirements:

  • CHEM 370: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 362: Advanced Physical Chemistry (0.5 course)
  • CHEM 380: Advanced Organic Chemistry (0.5 course)
  • BIOC 390: Advanced Biochemistry

Final certification is contingent upon completion of a thorough written report of a research project (CHEM 430).

Required Courses for the Chemistry Minor (5 courses):

  • CHEM 140: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 220: Introductory Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 228: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 230: Organic Chemistry II

One of the following two offerings

  • CHEM 312: Physical Chemistry I
  • BIOC 330: Biochemistry

Teacher Certification:

Students seeking teacher certification in this area should refer to the Academic Catalog.

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