Chemistry Major Requirements

Two degrees are offered in chemistry, including a Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, or a Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, ACS Certified.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry—CHEM (58 hours)

All of the following:

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
  • CHEM 221L Organic Chemistry I Lab lab 1 hour
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
  • CHEM 222L Organic Chemistry II Lab lab 1 hour
  • CHEM 311 Thermodynamics 3 hours
  • CHEM 324 Biochemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 342 Bio-Inorganic Chemistry and Materials 3 hours
    or CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 361 Advanced Lab I lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 362 Advanced Lab II lab 4 hours

One of the following (not taken above):

  • CHEM 312 Quantum Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 342 Bio-Inorganic Chemistry and Materials 3 hours
  • CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 424 Advanced Biochemistry 3 hours

Required Supporting Courses

  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent) 4 hours
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent) 4 hours
  • PHYS 121 General Physics I lab 4 hours
  • PHYS 122 General Physics II lab 4 hours

Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, ACS Certified—CHEM (hours can vary) 

This path is a good one for students wanting to go on to graduation school.

All of the following:

  • CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
  • CHEM 221L Organic Chemistry I Lab lab 1 hour
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
  • CHEM 222L Organic Chemistry II Lab lab 1 hour
  • CHEM 311 Thermodynamics 3 hours
  • CHEM 312 Quantum Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 324 Biochemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 342 Bio-Inorganic Chemistry and Materials 3 hours
  • CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
  • CHEM 361 Advanced Lab I lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 362 Advanced Lab II lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 424 Advanced Biochemistry 3 hours

Required Supporting Courses

  • MATH 131 Calculus I (or equivalent) 4 hours
  • MATH 132 Calculus II (or equivalent) 4 hours
  • MATH 234 Calculus III (or equivalent) 4 hours
  • PHYS 121 General Physics I lab 4 hours
  • PHYS 122 General Physics II lab 4 hours
  • CHEM 495 Research 3 hours