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Department of

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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)

Year 1 (F)
Year 1 (S)
Year 2 (F)
Year 2 (S)
 
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
CHEM 151
3
CHEM 152
3
CHEM 301
3
CHEM 302
3
CHEM 151L
1
CHEM 152L
1
CHEM 301L
1
CHEM 302L
1
MATH 150*
4
MATH 151
4
CHEM 220
3
PHYS 270/L
4
CORE
7-8
CORE
7-8
CORE
8-9
CORE
7-8
               
Year 3 (F)
Year 3 (S)
Year 4 (F)
Year 4 (S)
 
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
CHEM 311
3
CHEM 312
3
CHEM 421 or 425***
3
CHEM 423 or 427***
3
CHEM 331 or 440
3
CHEM 396W**
3
CHEM 331 or 440
3
UD CHEM ELECTIVE
3
PHYS 271/L
4
CORE
6-7
CHEM 396W*
3
CHEM 489
0
CORE
5-6
CORE
6-7
CORE
9-10

* 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)

Year 1 (F)
Year 1 (S)
Year 2 (F)
Year 2 (S)
 
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
CHEM 151
3
CHEM 152
3
CHEM 301
3
CHEM 302
3
CHEM 151L
1
CHEM 152L
1
CHEM 301L
1
CHEM 302L
1
MATH 150*
4
MATH 151
4
CHEM 220
3
PHYS 270L
4
               
Year 3 (F)
Year 3 (S)
Year 4 (F)
Year 4 (S)
 
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
Courses
Units
CHEM 311
3
CHEM 312
3
CHEM 440
3
CHEM 424
3
CHEM 422
3
CHEM 396W
3
CHEM 331
3
PHYS 271
4
UD CHEM ELECTIVE
3

For additional paths, including study abroad semesters, click here: Alternative Chemistry Paths

 

 

More details on courses can be found in the Course Descriptions.