The curriculum requires courses in each of the traditional areas of chemistry; e.g., analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Elective courses in biochemistry and environmental chemistry also are available. Required courses in mathematics and physics support this curriculum. To provide maximum flexibility, courses above general chemistry can be taken in almost any order. Chemistry majors must also complete the University core, or general education curriculum appropriate to the degree they seek. A solid preparation in high school mathematics and chemistry is expected.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

 
Chemistry majors, pursuing either track, must earn a "C"  (2.0) or better in any course utilized as a prerequisite.
 
Chemistry Track Requirements:
 
Code Course Credit
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 ​General Chemistry II ​4
CHEM 222 ​Analytical Chemistry ​4
CHEM 301 & 301L Organic Chemistry I and lab 4
​CHEM 302 & 302L ​Organic Chemistry II and lab ​4
CHEM 311SI ​Oral Presentation in Chemical Science ​3
CHEM 321WI ​Inorganic Chemistry ​4
CHEM 323 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 450RI Senior Project 3
MATH 140 Calculus I 4
MATH 141 Calculus II 4
MATH 300 Calculus III 4
PHYS 151 ​General Physics: Mechanics ​4
PHYS 152 General Physics: Electricity & Magnetism 4
Total: 62
 
 
CHEMISTRY TRACK Important Notes:
 
  • A major in Chemical Engineering is available at several affiliated institutions through the dual degree program. Students wishing to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering should refer to the Engineering section of the catalog.                                    . 
  • For students planning to attend graduate school in chemistry the following courses are recommended: Application Development I(CS 158) or Introduction to Scientific & Engineering Programming(CS 170), Application Development II(CS 160) and Differential Equations(MATH 331).
 
Biochemistry Track Requirements:
 
Code Course Credit
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 ​General Chemistry II ​4
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 & 301L Organic Chemistry I and lab 4
CHEM 302 & 302L ​Organic Chemistry II and lab ​4
CHEM 311SI ​Oral Presentation in Chemical Science ​3
CHEM 404 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 3
CHEM 425 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology I 4
CHEM 426WI Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology II 4
CHEM 450RI Senior Project 3
BIOL 170 & 170L Introduction to Ecology and Evolution and lab 4
BIOL 208 Introduction to Cellular, Genetic & Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 301WI
   or 402WI
Microbiology
Cell Biology
4
MATH 140 Calculus I1 4
PHYS 111 ​Principles of Physics I1 ​4
PHYS 112 Principles of Physics II1 4
 
Total:
 61
 
1. Students planning to attend graduate school in biochemistry also should take Calculus II (MATH 141), Calculus III (MATH 300), and substitute calculus based General Physics (PHYS 151 & 152) for Principles of Physics I & II (PHYS 111 & 112).
 
BIOCHEMISTRY TRACK Important Notes:  
 
  • Students who wish to double major in Biochemistry and Biology or Marine Science will only be allowed to double count those courses specifically required for both majors. Upper division electives may not be counted towards both majors simultaneously. 
  • Students who wish to major in Biochemistry and minor in Biology or Marine Science must take CHEM 425 (Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology I) and CHEM 426WI (Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology II) to satisfy the requirements of the Biochemistry major.

 MINOR REQUIREMENTS

 A Chemistry minor consists of the following courses.  A "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in any course utilized as a prerequisite.
 
Code Course Credit
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I  4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II  4
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry  4
CHEM xxx​ ​Two (2) CHEM courses numbered above 300 for ​ 8
a minimum of 20 credit hours​
   Total:  20
  

  CHEMISTRY EDUCATION - SECONDARY LEVEL

 
 Students who plan to teach Chemistry on the secondary level should consult with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.