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Chemistry Degree (B.S.)

Why Major in Chemistry?

The Chemistry major provides you with a deep understanding and appreciation of chemistry. The Bachelor's in Chemistry is designed for students planning to attend graduate school or pursue careers for which a strong chemistry background is required.

Requirements for a Bachelor's in Chemistry

Requirements for the Chemistry Major - 55-58 Credits

    Required Foundation Courses - 24 Credits

    • CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II
    • MATH 0105 - Calculus I *
    • MATH 0106 - Calculus II
    • PHSC 0125 - Physics I
    • PHSC 0127 - Physics II

    Required Upper-Level Courses - 30-33 Credits

    • CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II
    • CHEM 0211 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 0305 - Physical Chemistry I
    • CHEM 0307 - Physical Chemistry II
    • CHEM 0311 - Instrumental Analysis
    • CHEM 0315 - Biochemistry with Lab
    • CHEM 0350 - Theoretical or Experimental Research
    • CHEM 0389 - Senior Seminar in Chemistry
    • GNSC 0239 - Current Topics in Science Seminar


    Students intending to seek teaching licensure must also complete GNSC 0330 - Science, Technology and Society to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the National Science Teachers Association. The Department recommends that all others consider completing an applied experience through an internship in addition to the requirements listed above.

    * A student who does not feel sufficiently prepared for calculus should take MATH 0104 - Pre-Calculus prior to enrolling in Calculus I.

      Additional Graduation Requirements

      All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .