Students may also opt to complete the non-ACS Certified Concentration. This concentration provides a more flexible, yet comprehensive chemistry curriculum for students and can be attractive when pursuing professions for which chemistry is not the major focus.

Effective Fall 2015

View Major Completion Map  

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
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 32
CHEM 440 or 462Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 474Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 475Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 476Physical Chemistry II4B3
Advanced Science Electives 3
Mathematics-Based Requirement2 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 27
CHEM 493Seminar4C2
Advanced Science Electives 7
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives3 19
 Total Credits 31
 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 lab.


Additional mathematics: 300-level MATH, CS, or STAT course.


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). At least 4 credits must be upper-division to meet the minimum requirement of 42 upper-division credits.

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.