Academic Catalog

Chemistry Major — B.S.

This B.S. degree requires 60 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.

Students interested in pursuing an American Chemical Society-approved degree may do so via the completion of additional requirements, in consultation with their adviser.


Chemistry B.S. Major Requirements55
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives 165
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

CHEM 12100
CHEM 12200
Principles of Chemistry
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
or CHEM 12300 Principles of Chemistry - Enriched Section
CHEM 22100Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 22200Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 22300Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 22400Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 23200Quantitative Chemistry3
CHEM 23300Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 33100Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics3
or CHEM 33200 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
CHEM 34200Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 34300Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 35300Modern Instrumental Methods3
or BIOC 35300 Biochemistry: Protein Structure & Function
CHEM 48600Chemistry Capstone: Senior Research Experience3
CHEM 48700Chemistry Seminar1
CHEM 48800Chemistry Capstone: Senior Thesis3
Students complete 6 credits of upper-level chemistry electives, at the 300- or 400-level.6
• Any CHEM course not counting towards departmental requirements may count as a Chemistry elective, excluding CHEM research courses (CHEM 39100 or CHEM 39200)
BIOC 35300 may count towards this requirement, if not counting as a Chemistry requirement.
MATH 10800Applied Calculus4
or MATH 11100 Calculus I
MATH 14500Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences4
or MATH 11200 Calculus II
or MATH 21600 Statistical Analysis
PHYS 10100Introduction to Physics I4
or PHYS 11700 Momentum, Energy, and Heat
COMP 17100Principles of Computing Science I4
or PHYS 11800 Classical Fields: Gravity, Electricity, & Magnetism
Total Credits55