Program Requirements For Chemistry Major
A chemistry major pursues a rigorous course of study that includes a number of prescribed courses: Chemical Principles (CHM 1510 - CHM 1520 ), Organic Chemistry (CHM 2010 - CHM 2020 ), Analytical Chemistry (CHM 3110 ), Physical Chemistry (CHM 3070 - CHM 3080 ), and the Natural Science Seminars (
, and CHM 4900
). One more upper-level laboratory course is required to meet the 36 credit requirement. This can be accomplished by taking Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (
) or Biochemistry (
) or Special Problems in Scientific Research (
), or four credits of Independent Study (CHM 4970/4980/4990).
There are several support courses that chemistry majors are required to take. These include Biological Principles (BIO 1130 - BIO 1140 ), General Physics (PHY 2010 - PHY 2020 ) and math courses through Calculus III (MTH 2530 ). Chemistry majors are also encouraged to participate in research or independent study.
All chemistry courses have a pre-requisite of a C or above in any other pre-requisite course(s). If foreign language proﬁciency for graduate study is needed, German or French are the recommended languages.
A limited number of substitutions authorized by the Division of Natural Sciences may be made in the preceding requirements.