Major Code: CHEM
BS degree awarded
61 hours to complete
21 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department:

Requirements

Entry at 141 level:

Non-chemistry requirements: Math 111, Math 112, Phys 141/141L or Phys151/151L, Phys 142/142L or Phys152/152L, Biol 141/141L. Students are also encouraged to take additional courses in multivariable calculus (Math 211), differential equations (Math 212) and linear algebra (Math 221).

Chemistry (core) courses:  Chem 141/141L, 142/142L, 221, 221L (or 226L), 222, 222L (or 227L), 260, 260L, 301, 331, 331L, 332, 332L, 350.

Electives: Three hours of electives. (Can be any combination of lab and/or lecture courses at the 230 level or higher and/or ECS 490.)

Note: Chem 110, 120, 130, 399, 475R and 497 may not be used to satisfy departmental major requirements.

Entry at 221z level:

Non-chemistry requirements: Math 111, Math 112, Phys 141/141L or Phys151/151L, Phys 142/142L or Phys152/152L, Biol 141/141L. Students are also encouraged to take additional courses in multivariable calculus (Math 211), differential equations (Math 212) and linear algebra (Math 221).

Chemistry (core) courses:  AP credit 141/141L, 221z, 221L (or 226L), 222z, 222L (or 227L), 260, 260L, 301, 331/331L, 332/332L, 350.

Electives: Six hours of electives. (Can be any combination of lab and/or lecture courses at the 230 level or higher and/or ECS 490.)

Note: Chem 110, 120, 130, 399, 475R and 497 may not be used to satisfy departmental major requirements.

For an A.C.S. Certified Chemistry Degree.  This is a program recommended by the American Chemical Society as thorough preparation for graduate work in chemistry. To be certified, the student must complete the B.S. degree requirements. Moreover the 3 elective hours must be in lecture courses numbered 301 or higher and students must complete CHEM 355L. In addition, students must also complete 40 additional hours of laboratory work (either through laboratory based course electives or research).

All courses taken to meet chemistry major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.