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Chemistry Major

 The Chemistry major is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the physical sciences, and the course work focuses on fundamental chemical and physical systems along with advanced course work in the sub-disciplines of Chemistry.

The following is a suggested schedule for a degree in chemistry. A student must confer periodically with his/her adviser. This action will enable the program of study to be individualized and will ensure that the student has met all the prerequisites. Refer to the Bulletin for a full and authoritative description of major requirements.

Freshman Year

Fall

  • CH 221 General Chem I 4
  • CH 227 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 251 Calculus I 4
  • UNST 101 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14

Winter

  • CH 222 General Chem II 4
  • CH 228 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 252 Calculus II 4
  • UNST 102 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14

Spring

  • CH 223 General Chem III 4
  • CH 229 Gen Chem Lab 1
  • MTH 253 Calculus III 4
  • UNST 103 Freshman Inquiry 5
  • Total 14
Sophomore Year

Fall

  • CH 334 Organic Chem I 4
  • CH 320 Quantitative Analysis 4
  • CH 321 Quant Analysis Lab 2
  • PH 211 Gen Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 214 Gen Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 19

Winter

  • CH 335 Organic Chem II 4
  • CH 337M Organic Chem Lab 2
  • PH 212 Gen Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 215 Gen Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 15

Spring

  • CH 336 Organic Chem III4
  • CH 339 Organic Chem Lab 3
  • PH 213 General Physics w/Calc 4
  • PH 216 General Physics Lab 1
  • UNST 299 Sophomore Inquiry 4
  • Total 16
Junior Year

Fall

  • CH 436/437 Spec. Analysis & Lab 4
  • or CH 411 Adv Inorg. Chem I 4
  • CH 440 Physical Chem I 4
  • CH 443 Num. Data Analys. 2
  • Junior/Senior Course Cluster 4
  • Total 15

Winter

  • CH 441 Physical Chem II 4
  • CH 444 Physical Chem Lab 3
  • or CH 412 Adv Inorg. Chem II 4
  • Junior/Senior Course Cluster 4
  • Total 15

Spring

  • CH 442 Physical Chem III 4
  • Chemistry Electives 4
  • Junior Cluster Course 4
  • Electives 4
  • Total 16
Senior Year

Fall

  • 400-Level Chem Electives 4
  • Electives 4
  • Senior Capstone 6
  • Total 14

Winter

  • CH 426 Instrumental Analysis* 4
  • CH 427 Instrumental Analy. Lab* 4
  • Electives 8
  • Total 16

Spring

  • 400-Level Chem Electives 4
  • Electives 12
  • Total 16
 

Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) are not acceptable to fulfill department major degree requirements. A grade of "C-" or above, and a combined GPA of 2.25 or higher, is required for all courses taken to satisfy departmental major requirements, including courses from supporting departments (i.e., mathematics and physics).

*Two courses must be taken (beyond the requirements listed above) including: CH 403 Honor’s Thesis; CH 410 Selected Topics; CH 411 Chemical Bonding; CH 412/413 Advanced Inorganic; CH 424/425 Elec. & Instr. for Chemists/Lab (counts as one course); CH 430/431 Advanced Organic Chemistry; CH 436/437 Spectrometric Analysis and Lab (counts as one course); CH 445 El. Materials Lab; CH 490/491/492/493/494 Biochemistry/Lab, (Other courses shall be approved in advance by a departmental academic advisor.)