Our rigorous, lab-intensive chemistry curriculum will sharpen your powers of observation, foster collaboration and exploration, and cultivate the curiosity that leads to discovery.

Chemistry Major Requirements

Required Chemistry Courses

(11 required courses plus a concentration)

  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 211 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry: Intermediate or CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry: Research Emphasis
  • CHEM 312 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 330 Physical Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 332 Physical Chemistry 2
  • PHYS 121 Fundamentals of Physics 1 and PHYS 122 Fundamentals of Physics 2 or PHYS 111 General Physics 1 and PHYS 112 General Physics 2
  • MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 
  • MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

General Chemistry Concentration

  • CHEM 305 Inorganic Chemistry
  • Any two other chemistry courses numbered 300 or above
 

Biochemistry Concentration

  • BIOL 120 General Biology 1
  • BIOL 121 General Biology 2
  • BIOL 244 Genetics
  • BIOL 373 Molecular Biology
  • CHEM 305 Inorganic Chemistry or CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry: Advanced
  • CHEM 350 Biochemistry 1
  • CHEM 351 Biochemistry 2

Students intending to go on to graduate studies should realize that mathematics courses such as MATH 233 and MATH 310 are required by many graduate programs in Chemistry. The Chemistry discipline also recommends PHYS 121 / PHYS 122 over PHYS 111 / PHYS 112