Major Requirements

COURSEWORK

Chemistry Foundation

CHEM 120Foundations of General Chemistry

4 units

And

CHEM 150Molecular Symmetry and Structure

1 unit

Or

CHEM 130Advanced Placement General Chemistry

4 units

 

CHEM 220Organic Chemistry I

4 units

CHEM 221Organic Chemistry II

4 units

CHEM 240Integrated Concepts in General Chemistry

4 units

CHEM 300Physical Chemistry I

4 units

CHEM 305Physical Chemistry II

4 units

CHEM 340Inorganic Chemistry

4 units

Directed Research

Students pursuing the Chemistry major must complete a minimum of four units of directed research.

CHEM 295Directed Research

2 units

CHEM 395Directed Research

4 units

Choose one additional CHEM course (must include a lab component)

CHEM 280Instrumental and Separation Techiniques in Organic Chemistry

2 units

CHEM 330Biocatalysis and Biotechnology

2 units

CHEM 332Instrumental Chemistry

4 units

CHEM 340Inorganic Chemistry

4 units

CHEM 350Biochemistry

4 units

CHEM 355Bioinformatics

2 units

CHEM 360Physical Organic Chemistry

2 units

CHEM 370Organometallic Chemistry

2 units

CHEM 380Organic Synthesis

2 units

PHYS 368Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

4 units

Mathematics Component

All chemistry majors must also complete Calculus 2 (MATH 120 or MATH 128).

Physics Component

Students must select one option as indicated below:

Option 1 - 

PHYS 110Introductory Mechanics

4 units

PHYS 120Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

4 units

Option 2 -

PHYS 115General Physics I

4 units

PHYS 125General Physics II

4 units

In order to graduate with American Chemical Society certification, it is necessary to take both CHEM 332 and CHEM 350.

CHEM 120 (or CHEM 130), CHEM 220, CHEM 221, and CHEM 240 satisfy the general and organic chemistry distribution requirements for the health professions.