Chemistry B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry complete a set of courses representing the traditional chemical subdisciplines and have great flexibility in the focus of their upper level coursework. Students may elect a major that is certified by the American Chemical Society by completing CHEM 166, CHEM 219, CHEM 221, CHEM 205, and 3 credits of CHEM 290 or CHEM 291. The B.A. chemistry major degree provides students a solid foundation in chemistry to pursue careers in a range of fields. 

Major Requirements

CHEM 047
CHEM 048
Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
and Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 051
CHEM 052
Exploring Chemistry 1
and Exploring Chemistry 2
CHEM 114Advanced Synthesis Techniques3
CHEM 121Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 165Intro Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 1812nd Year Seminar: Writing1
CHEM 1822nd Year Seminar: Presentation1
CHEM 199Professional Development1
CHEM 231Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
12 credits of upper-level electives in Chemistry or related sciences from the following: BIOC 205, BIOC 206, BIOC 207, BIOC 263, BIOC 275, any CHEM course numbered 200 or above, PHRM 201, PHRM 240, PHRM 272, PHRM 290, GEOL 234, GEOL 235, GEOL 246, PSS 264. No more than 6 credits of CHEM 290 plus CHEM 291 can be applied toward these electives. 12
Choose 1 of the following sequences:6-8
QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I
and QR:Fundamentals of Calculus II
QR: Calculus I
and QR: Calculus II
Choose 1 of the following options:8-10
Option A
Elementary Physics
and Introductory Lab I
Elementary Physics
and Introductory Lab II
Option B
Fundamentals of Physics I
and Fundamentals of Physics II
Students may substitute: (However, the program of study recommended above will provide a better preparation for advanced course work in chemistry.)
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2 (For CHEM 051 and CHEM 052)
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 2 (for CHEM 047 and CHEM 048)

Students completing the B.A. with a chemistry major may not also receive the B.S. with the biochemistry major.