Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Chemistry majors will take 67 credits as listed below, plus University-wide requirements and electives to total 128.

Bachelor of Science recipients who complete this program are certified by the American Chemical Society as having met that Society’s high standards for an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry consists of core courses in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The program prepares students for graduate work in chemistry, forensic science or chemical allied sciences, for professional employment in industrial chemical research and development, for professional medical programs, and for secondary and post-secondary teaching.

Concentration in Biochemistry: Specifically tailored to students who want to pursue advanced training in the health professions, often the program of choice for pre-medical students.

1. Eleven courses in Chemistry:

  • CH 111, 112 Conceptual Chemistry I, II
    or CH 101, 102 General Chemistry I, II with permission of the chair
  • CH 201, 202 Organic Chemistry I, II: Structure, Mechanisms and Reactions
  • CH 203 Equilibrium and Analysis
  • CH 290 Junior Seminar
  • CH 301, 302 Physical Chemistry I, II
  • CH 303 Biochemistry
  • CH 304 Instrumental Methods of Analysis I
  • CH 305 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 391, 392 Chemical Research

2. Two courses in Physics:

  • PH 211, 212 Conceptual Physics I, II

3. Two courses in Mathematics:

  • MA 201, 202 Calculus I, II

4. CH 490 Chemistry Seminar

5. Recommended Courses: See the list of recommended courses for the Bachelor of Arts.

Biochemistry Concentration

In order to satisfy the requirements for a Concentration in Biochemistry, students are expected to have successfully completed BI 101-102, BI 204, BI 325, and BI 333 in addition to CH 303.

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