Oct 21, 2018
Requirements for the Chemistry Major
Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.
Complete the core curriculum for either the BA or BS degrees.
Complete the chemistry major core courses.
Complete courses for one of the approved options. Students planning to attend graduate school are strongly encouraged to complete an ACS-accredited degree. Students planning a career in medicine or health (medical, dental, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, optometry, or veterinary medicine) are strongly encouraged to complete a BA degree in chemistry.
Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA in all upper division chemistry courses.
Complete an outcome assessment portfolio demonstrating proficiency in, but not limited to, core academics, oral and written presentations, instrument and computer skills, research, and cooperative learning.
The student’s entire program must be approved by a chemistry advisor.
Students must complete the Senior Project as described under:
Only two of the four course sequences below may be taken simultaneously with the Senior Project.
Analytical Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis
Chemistry Major Core Courses (for BS degrees)
(51 chemistry credits, 12 mathematics credits, 18 physics credits)
Chemistry Major Core Courses for the BA Degree
(54 chemistry credits, 8 mathematics credits, 15 physics credits, 16 biology credits, 8 psychology credits)
Additionally, students must satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements as listed. This includes one year of a foreign language at the second year level and 48 total credits in the humanities (courses toward University Studies may be counted toward these credits). Students with career interest in a medical field are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement by choosing a mix of the following recommended courses:
The remaining credits necessary to meet the minimum number required for graduation may be selected based on individual student interest, a particular field of study, or the requirements of a specific graduate program. Recommendations are given for specific fields of study.
Pharmacy and Physician’s Assistant