To declare chemistry as a major, students are required to have passed General Chemistry I and II (or the equivalent courses for transfer students) with grades of C or higher. Other courses required for the chemistry major, including support courses but excluding the senior project, must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

In addition to meeting General Education requirements and other degree requirements , all chemistry majors must complete the following requirements (64 credits):

Chemistry Courses (46 credits)

A minimum cumulative 2.0 (C) GPA is required in all chemistry courses, excluding the senior project:

  • CHE 1550/General Chemistry I: 4 credits
  • CHE 1551/General Chemistry I Lab: 1 credit
  • CHE 1560/General Chemistry II: 4 credits
  • CHE 1561/General Chemistry II Lab: 1 credit
  • CHE 3150/Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Methods: 5 credits
  • CHE 3310/Organic Chemistry I: 4 credits
  • CHE 3311/Organic Chemistry I Lab: 1 credit
  • CHE 3320/Organic Chemistry II: 4 credits
  • CHE 3321/Organic Chemistry II Lab: 1 credit
  • CHE 3510/Physical Chemistry I: 5 credits
  • A minimum of 4 credits of advanced chemistry electives, chosen from the following list:
    CHE 3740/Medicinal Chemistry: 3 credits
    CHE 3997/Independent Study: 1–3 credits
    CHE 4600/Bioorganic Mechanisms: 4 credits
    CHE 4610/Biochemistry: 4 credits
    CHE 4611/Biochemistry Lab: 2 credits
    CHE 4800/Special Topics in Chemistry: 3 credits
  • CHE 3890/Chemistry Junior Seminar: 2 credits
  • CHE 4880/Chemistry Senior Seminar I: 1 credit
  • CHE 4890/Chemistry Senior Seminar II: 1 credit
  • SPJ 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  • SPJ 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

Support Courses (18 credits)

  • MAT 1500/Calculus I: 4 credits
  • MAT 1510/Calculus II: 4 credits
  • PHY 1510/Introductory Physics I: 4 credits
  • PHY 1511/Introductory Physics I Lab: 1 credit
  • PHY 1520/Introductory Physics II: 4 credits
  • PHY 1521/Introductory Physics II Lab: 1 credit