Chemistry Major (B.S.)

This is the major sequence usually leading to advanced studies in the field.

Each chemistry major will have the opportunity to participate in an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The department encourages all majors to become involved in the research program. An honors program in chemistry is also available. Please contact the department chair.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
CHM 151Chemical Principles I3
CHM 151LChemical Principles I Laboratory1
CHM 152Chemical Principles II3
CHM 152LChemical Principles II Lab1
CHM 223Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 223LOrganic Chemistry 1 Lab1
CHM 224Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 224LOrganic Chemistry II Lab1
CHM 280Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences1
CHM 311Analytical Chemistry4
Select one of the following:4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHM 327Physical Chemistry I3
CHM 328Physical Chemistry II3
CHM 331Physical Chemistry Laboratory1
CHM 332Physical Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHM 435Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 460Biochemistry I3
Chemistry Elective (upper division)3
Major Support Requirements
BIO 191General Biology I4
Select one of the following:6
General Physics Scientists/Engineers I
and General Physics Scientists/Engineers II (recommended)
Non-Calculus General Physics I
and Non-Calculus General Physics II
PHY 103General Physics Laboratory1
PHY 104General Physics Laboratory1
MTH 145Calculus I4
MTH 146Calculus II4
Free Electives24
Total Credit Hours132

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
CHM 151 Chemical Principles I 3
CHM 151L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
MTH 145 Calculus I 4
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
CHM 152 Chemical Principles II 3
CHM 152L Chemical Principles II Lab 1
MTH 146 Calculus II 4
Social Science 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 223L Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
PHY 105 General Physics Scientists/Engineers I 3
PHY 103 General Physics Laboratory 1
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 224L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
PHY 106 General Physics Scientists/Engineers II 3
PHY 104 General Physics Laboratory 1
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Elective 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
First Semester
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
CHM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
CHM 331 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHM 435 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM 332 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 1
CHM 280 Information in Chemistry and Physical Sciences 1
Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Senior Year
First Semester
Religion 3
CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
CHM 460 Biochemistry I 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CHM 312 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
CHM Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours132