Students who wish to work as professional chemists should select the ACS Certified Concentration to obtain professional certification by the American Chemical Society. The ACS-approved curriculum comprising this concentration offers an extensive and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective chemistry professionals.

Effective Fall 2015

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Chemistry majors must achieve a minimum grade of C- in all the listed courses required for the major in chemistry.

Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
Group B:
General Chemistry I for Chemistry Majors  
Introductory Seminar in Chemistry  
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences13A4
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
CHEM 261Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 334Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4A3
CHEM 345Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 346Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
STAT 301 or 315Introduction to Statistical Methods
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
 Total Credits 32
BC 351 or 401Principles of Biochemistry
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
CHEM 440Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory4B2
CHEM 474Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 475Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 476Physical Chemistry II4B3
CHEM 477Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 28-29
CHEM 431Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 461Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 462Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 493Seminar4C2
Advanced Science Electives2 7-8
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives3 7-9
 Total Credits 29-30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Select from the list of courses in category 3A of the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) with BZ or LIFE subject codes. Must include a laboratory.


Select additional advanced science courses (upper-division, 300- to 400-level) to make a total of at least 11 credits when combined with the choice of BC 351 or BC 401 in the junior year.


 Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

The Major Completion Map for this concentration will be published in the 17-18 General Catalog. Students should consult with their Advisor or visit the Department for the current Major Completion Map requirements.