Chemistry Track

The Chemistry major is designed to provide both the conceptual framework and the practical experience necessary to prepare students for a career in chemistry. Graduates from the program have been employed in chemical industries, regulatory agencies, forensic laboratories, clinical laboratories, and schools. Careers include chemical analysis, chemical preparation, teaching, research, development, sales, management, and health professions.

In addition, the chemistry major provides an excellent preparation for graduate studies in chemistry and chemistry-related fields. The Chemistry major also provides the necessary foundation for entry into medical, dental, and pharmacy schools. Typically, half of the graduates attend graduate, medical, dental, or pharmacy school, with most of the remaining graduates obtaining positions within chemical industries, regulatory agencies, or schools.

Major Requirements

Chemistry majors, pursuing either track, must earn a "C"  (2.0) or better in any course utilized as a prerequisite.

Course Requirements (62 credits)

Code Course Credit
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 ​General Chemistry II ​4
CHEM 301 301L Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4
​CHEM 302 & 302L ​Organic Chemistry II and Lab ​4
​CHEM 321WI ​Inorganic Chemistry ​4
​CHEM 322 ​Analytical 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
XX xxx Any Speech-Intensive (SI) Course 3

Important Notes

  • ​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).