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B.A. in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry consists of at least 62 credits distributed as follows:

A. Chemistry (37 credits)

  • CHEM 101: Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 102: Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 102L: Introductory Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 351: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 352: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 351L: Organic Laboratory I
  • CHEM 352L: Organic Laboratory II
  • CHEM 300: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 301: Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 302: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 311L: Advanced Laboratory I
  • CHEM 405: Inorganic Chemistry

B. Mathematics (8 credits)

  • MATH 151: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 152: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

C. Physics (8 credits)

  • PHYS 121: Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 122: Introductory Physics II

D. Approved Electives (9 credits)

  • CHEM 312L: Advanced Laboratory II
  • CHEM 401: Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 406: Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 410: Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 415: Statistical Mechanics and Theories of Rate Processes
  • CHEM 420: Computer Applications in Chemistry
  • CHEM 431: Chemistry of Proteins
  • CHEM 432: Advanced Biochemistry
  • CHEM 433: Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
  • CHEM 435: Biochemistry of Complex Carbohydrates
  • CHEM 437: Comprehensive Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 437L: Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 438: Comprehensive Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 441: Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
  • CHEM 442: Physical Biochemistry
  • CHEM 443: Molecular Spectroscopy and Biomacromolecules
  • CHEM 444: Molecular Modeling
  • CHEM 450: Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds
  • CHEM 451: Mechanisms of Organic Reactions
  • CHEM 452: Physical Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 453: Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
  • CHEM 455: Introduction to Biomedicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 457: Total Synthesis of Natural Products
  • CHEM 465: Mass Spec at the Chemistry-Biochemistry Interface
  • CHEM 470: Toxicological Chemistry
  • CHEM 472: Enzyme Reaction Mechanisms
  • CHEM 499*: Undergraduate Research

*See Special Opportunities: Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Qualified undergraduates also may enroll in graduate courses offered by the department. Specific graduate-level, current or special topics courses may be approved as chemistry electives when their topic is appropriate.

SAMPLE PROGRAM
FRESHMAN
Fall Spring
CHEM 101 CHEM 102
MATH 151 CHEM 102L
MATH 152
SOPHOMORE
Fall Spring
CHEM 351 CHEM 352
CHEM 351L CHEM 352L
CHEM 300 PHYS 122
PHYS 121
JUNIOR
Fall Spring
CHEM 301 CHEM 302
CHEM 311L Approved Elective
SENIOR
Fall Spring
Approved Elective CHEM 405
Approved Elective