The Chemistry Major
The Chemistry major is designed to qualify students for admission to graduate school in chemistry, positions as chemists; admission to medical, dental, and pharmacy schools; or secondary teaching.
Preparation for the Major: Chemistry 151, 152, 151L, 152L, 220; Mathematics 150, 151; Physics 270, 271.
The Major: The 32 units of upper-division work must include Chemistry 301, 302, 301L, 302L, 311, 312, 331, 396W, 440, and two advanced laboratories: 422 and 424. Electives may be chosen from other chemistry courses for which prerequisites have been met. Students completing the Chemistry major curriculum also earn an ACS-certified degree.
Optimum Path for Chemistry Major (ACS Certified)- SENIORS ONLY (graduating 2015-2016)
* Students deficient in Mathematics should take MATH 115 instead of MATH 150, followeded by 150, 151.
** CHEM 396W may be completed in either semester of the junior year or fall of the senior year.
*** Students must complete two (2) of the following: CHEM 421, 423, 425, 427 (For students who elect to take 421 and 425, their 396W research must be in the areas of biochemistry and/or inorganic chemistry to complete an ACS certified degree)
Optimum Path for Chemistry Major (ACS Certified)
For additional paths, including study abroad semesters, click here: Alternative Chemistry Paths
More details on courses can be found in the Course Descriptions.