Requirements for Concentration
A total of 12 units of Chemistry or equivalent as approved by the department , to include:
- CHEM 108 - General Chemistry and CHEM 109 - General Chemistry
- CHEM 125 - Chemical Principles (2 or 1 unit)
- CHEM 244 - Organic Chemistry: Structure and Properties
- CHEM 245 - Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms (2 units )
- CHEM 350 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (1 unit)
- CHEM 352 - Physical Chemistry: Molecular Structure (1 unit)
- CHEM 362 - Instrumental Analysis (1 unit)
- CHEM 372 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory
- CHEM 373 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory (2 units)
- CHEM 300 - Senior Thesis (1 unit)
- Two 300-level electives (2 units) (CHEM 272 may be substituted for a 300-level elective)
Other required courses:
- PHYS 113 - Fundamentals of Physics I and PHYS 114 - Fundamentals of Physics II or the equivalent
- MATH 121 - Single Variable Calculus and MATH 126 - Calculus IIA: Integration Theory/MATH 127 - Calculus IIB: Sequences and Series or the equivalent
Ungraded work does not count towards the 12 required units. No courses required for a concentration in chemistry may be elected as NRO. CHEM 272 may be substituted for a 300-level elective and one 300-level elective must be taken in the senior year. Chemistry courses taken outside of the college require pre-approval from the Department in order to count towards the major.
A reading knowledge of French, German, Russian, or Japanese, and courses in allied sciences. Students who wish to graduate with certification by the American Chemical Society should consult the department. Entering students who plan to concentrate in chemistry are advised to elect both chemistry and mathematics in the freshman year and physics in the freshman or sophomore year.
Students who wish to obtain secondary certification in Chemistry should consult both the Chemistry and Education Departments for appropriate course requirements.
American Chemical Society Certified Degree:
Students who wish to obtain an undergraduate chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society should complete the major requirements and elect CHEM 326 and CHEM 272 or CHEM 325.