A chemistry degree program small enough that you will know all your peers and instructors while receiving individual attention, but large enough to have faculty representing the disciplines of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics as well as chemistry education.
After graduation, our students have gone on to teach chemistry, to work at the bench, and to pursue graduate school.
- Atomic structure of matter
- Chemical reactions
- Laboratory skills, including synthesis and analysis
- Research skills, both theoretical and practical
of students involved with
Internships and experiences
with a variety of instrumentation
faculty are dedicated
and love teaching
The Chemistry Major provides students with a deep understanding and appreciation of chemistry. It is designed for students planning to attend graduate school or pursue careers for which a strong chemistry background is required. Students planning to teach should also review the section on licencure requirements under .
Requirements for the Chemistry Major - 58 Credits
Required Foundation Courses - 25 Credits
Required Upper-Level Courses - 30 Credits
- CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 0211 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- GNSC 0239 - Current Topics in Science Seminar II
- CHEM 0305 - Physical Chemistry I
- CHEM 0307 - Physical Chemistry II
- CHEM 0311 - Instrumental Analysis
- CHEM 0315 - Biochemistry I with Lab
- GNSC 0349 - Research Methods for the Physical Sciences
- CHEM 0350 - Research Experience
* 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.
Students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Work safely in the chemical laboratory
- Communicate hypotheses, procedures, results, and arguments in the language of chemistry
- Rationalize observed phenomena at the molecular level
- Use quantitative models to describe chemical processes