Major in Chemistry

Students must take the following courses:

  • CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2310 Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2311 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3320 or CHEM 3730 (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3123 Organic Spectral Analysis (C or higher)

Students must take two additional electives from any chemistry (CHEM), biology (BIOL), physics (PHYS), or mathematics (MATH) courses numbered above 3000.*

  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)
  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)

Students pursuing a B.S. degree with a major in chemistry must satisfy two of their additional degree requirements with College Physics I with lab (PHYS 1203/1201) and II with lab (PHYS 1213/1211) or General Physics I with lab (PHYS 1003/1001) and II with lab (PHYS 1013/1011).

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • CHEM 4900 Literature of Chemistry (C or higher)

Major in Chemistry, American Chemical Society General Track

All ACS Track students must take the following Introductory, Foundation, and Related courses as well as complete 400 hours of laboratory work beyond the Introductory course level. Undergraduate research hours can count toward the 400 hour requirement. The student must maintain a 2.500 GPA in chemistry courses.

Students must take these Introductory courses:

  • CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)

Students must take these Foundation courses:

  • CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2310 Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2311 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3210 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3610 Biochemistry I (C or higher)

Students must complete this Math course:

  • MATH 2230 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Students must complete one path from the below. Choose Option 1 or Option 2.

Option 1 Path:

  • PHYS 1203 College Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1201 College Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1213 College Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1211 College Physics with Laboratory II (C or higher)

Option 2 Path:

  • PHYS 2003 General Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2001 General Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2013 General Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2011 General Physics II with Laboratory (C or higher)

Students must complete the General Track In-Depth courses:

  • CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3123 Organic Spectral Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3320 or CHEM 3730 (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3420 Physical Chemistry II (C or higher)

Students must take two additional electives from any chemistry (CHEM), biology (BIOL), physics (PHYS), or mathematics (MATH) courses numbered above 3000.

  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)
  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam in their major and the senior seminar:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • CHEM 4900 Literature of Chemistry (C or higher)

Major in Chemistry, American Chemical Society Biochemistry Track

Students must take these Introductory courses:

  • CHEM 1213: General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211: General Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223: General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221: General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)

Students must take these Foundation courses:

  • CHEM 2110: Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2310: Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2311: Applications of Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3210: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3410: Physical Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3610: Biochemistry I (C or higher)

Students must complete this Math course:

  • MATH 2230: Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Students must complete one path from the below. Choose Option 1 or Option 2.

Option 1 Path:

  • PHYS 1203: College Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1201: College Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1213: College Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1211: College Physics with Laboratory II (C or higher)

Option 2 Path:

  • PHYS 2003: General Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2001: General Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2013: General Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2011: General Physics with Laboratory II (C or higher)

Students must complete the Biochemistry Track In-Depth courses:

Students must take these courses:

  • CHEM 2120: Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3621 Biomolecular Research Methods III—Biochemical Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3623 Biochemistry II (C or higher)

Students must choose one course from the following:

  • BIOL 3300 Molecular Cell Biology with Laboratory (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3530 Molecular Genetics and Genomics with Laboratory (C or higher)

Students must choose one course from the following:

  • CHEM 3320 Instrumental Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3730 Environmental Chemistry (C or higher)

Students must take one additional elective, of student choice, from any chemistry (CHEM), biology (BIOL), physics (PHYS), or mathematics (MATH) courses numbered 3000 or above.

  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam and senior seminar in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • CHEM 4900 Literature in Chemistry (C or higher)

Major in Chemistry, American Chemical Society Organic Track

All ACS Track students must take the following Introductory, Foundation, and Related courses as well as complete 400 hours of laboratory work beyond the Introductory course level. Undergraduate research hours can count toward the 400-hour requirement. The student must maintain a 2.500 GPA in chemistry courses.

Students must take these Introductory courses:

  • CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)

Students must take these Foundation courses:

  • CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2310 Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2311 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3210 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3610 Biochemistry I (C or higher)

Students must complete this Math course:

  • MATH 2230 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

Students must complete one path from the below. Choose Option 1 or Option 2.

Option 1 Path:

  • PHYS 1203 College Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1201 College Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1213 College Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 1211 College Physics with Laboratory II (C or higher)

Option 2 Path:

  • PHYS 2003 General Physics I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2001 General Physics with Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2013 General Physics II (C or higher)
  • PHYS 2011 General Physics with Laboratory II (C or higher)

Students must complete the Organic Track In-Depth courses:

  • CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3123 Organic Spectral Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3320 or CHEM 3730
  • CHEM 3110 Advanced Organic Chemistry (C or higher)

Students must take two additional electives from any chemistry (CHEM), biology (BIOL), physics (PHYS), or mathematics (MATH) courses numbered above 3000.

  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)
  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)

Students must complete a comprehensive exam and senior seminar in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • CHEM 4900 Literature of Chemistry (C or higher)

Major in Biochemistry

Students must take the following courses:

  • CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2310 Quantitative Analysis (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1000 Introductory to Cell Biology with Laboratory (C or higher)
  • BIOL 1020 General Zoology with Laboratory (C or higher)
  • BIOL 2000 Genetics (C or higher)
  • BIOL 2001 Bimolecular Research Methods I—Molecular Genetic Analysis (C or higher)
  • BIOL 3300 Molecular Cell Biology with Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3610 Biochemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3623 Biochemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 3621 Biomolecular Research Methods III—Biochemical Analysis (C or higher)

*Students must take two additional electives for a total of 8 credits from any chemistry (CHEM), biology (BIOL), physics (PHYS), or mathematics (MATH) courses numbered above 3000.

  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)
  • CHEM/BIOL/PHYS/MATH 3/4### (C or higher)

*Students pursuing a B.S. degree with a major in biochemistry must satisfy two of their additional degree requirements with College Physics I with lab (PHYS 1203/1201) and II with lab (PHYS 1213/1211) or General Physics I with lab (PHYS 1003/1001) and II with lab (PHYS 1013/1011).

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • CHEM 4900 Literature of Chemistry (C or higher)

Minor in Chemistry

Students must complete the following courses:

  • CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (C or higher)
  • CHEM 2/3### (Student choice of 2000-level or above; must be 4 credit hours) (C or higher)