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    Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree is available to students who desire a more flexible program than the requirements for the BS in Chemistry curriculum.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences   


A minimum grade of C must be earned in all prerequisites.


A minimum grade of C must be earned in all corequisites.

Major Requirements


  • CHEM 306 - Chemistry Seminar  
  • 6 additional credit hours from chemistry courses at the 300 or 400 level. (Only BCMB 419  may also count towards the 6 additional credit hours outside Chemistry.)


For students planning careers in chemistry, the recommended courses (from the list above) are MATH 132 * or MATH 141 *-MATH 142 *, PHYS 135 *-PHYS 136 * or PHYS 137 *-PHYS 138 *; although not required, certain additional courses are strongly suggested for students planning to become chemists: MATH 241  and CHEM 306 . Because professional chemists need a reading knowledge of foreign languages, intermediate level competency should be acquired in German, French, Russian or Japanese. Students who are undecided about their career goals should consult the head of the department at the earliest opportunity. Unlike the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the regular Bachelor of Science degree is not approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry – Honors Concentration

Candidates for the honors concentration must fulfill all of the requirements for either the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or the regular Bachelor of Science degree and must satisfy the following stipulations:



* Meets University General Education Requirement