Chemistry - Requirements for the Major

Chemistry Program | Chemistry Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 29 credits

  • CHEM 211        Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212        Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213        Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214        Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENV SCI 207    Laboratory Safety, 1 credit
  • MATH 202        Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, 4 credits
  • MATH 203        Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, 4 credits
  • PHYSICS 201   Principles of Physics I, 5 credits
  • PHYSICS 202   Principles of Physics II, 5 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 28 credits

Core courses, 24 credits:

  • CHEM 302        Organic Chemistry I, 3 credits
  • CHEM 303        Organic Chemistry II, 3 credits
  • CHEM 304        Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, 1 credit
  • CHEM 305        Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, 1 credit
  • CHEM 311        Analytical Chemistry, 4 credits
  • CHEM 320        Thermodynamics and Kinetics, 3 credits
  • CHEM 321        Structure of Matter, 3 credits
  • CHEM 322        Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 323        Structure of Matter Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 413        Instrumental Analysis, 4 credits

Electives, choose 4 credits:

  • CHEM 330        Biochemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 331        Biochemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 402        Advanced Organic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 403        Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 407        Molecular Biology, 3 credits
  • CHEM 408        Molecular Biology Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 410        Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 411        Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 417        Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 420        Polymer Chemistry, 3 credits

American Chemical Society-Certified Major

Required supporting and upper-level core courses for the Chemistry major, plus:

  • CHEM 330        Biochemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 331        Biochemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 410        Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 411        Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 495        Research in Chemistry, 3 credits
  • MATH 209        Multivariate Calculus, 4 credits

American Chemical Society-Certified
Major in Environmental Chemistry

Required supporting and upper-level core courses for the Chemistry major, plus:

Supporting Courses

  • BIOLOGY 202 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • BIOLOGY 302 Principles of Microbiology, 4 credits
  • EARTH SC 202      Physical Geology, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 102    Introduction to Environmental Sciences, 3 credits
  • MATH 260        Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Upper-Level Courses

  • CHEM 330        Biochemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 331        Biochemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 410        Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 411        Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 434        Environmental Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 435        Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 495        Research in Chemistry, 3 credits
Chemistry Program
Chemistry Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions