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Requirements

All chemistry majors are required to complete the following:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE
CHEM 181 Atoms & Molecules
CHEM 221 & 222 Organic Chemistry I & II
CHEM 231 Equilibrium & Reactivity
CHEM 300 * Instrumental Chemistry / Analytical Methods 
CHEM 335 * Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

Two of the following three courses must be taken:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE
CHEM 301 Biochemistry
CHEM 336 Chemical Thermodynamics
CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry 

Chemistry majors must also complete the following courses from outside of the Chemistry department:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE
PHYS 111/115 * General Physics I
MATH 133 or 135 & 134 or 136 Calculus I & II

 

Students must also complete one elective listed as a CHEM course. Research in the Chemistry department can not be used to fulfill this requirement.

* These classes have a lab component that must be taken as an overload.

ACS Certification:

Students choosing to receive certification from the American Chemical Society should take CHEM 181, 221, 222, 231, 300, 335, 301, 336, 351, and one (non-research) CHEM elective. These students must take one additional half-semester of lab (either Inorgamic Chemistry lab or Biochemistry lab) and complete a research project culminating in the preparation of a comprehensive report. Additionally, students should complete a second semester of Physics (PHYS 112/116).