The department does not offer an honors track, however specific honors sections of chemistry courses are offered. CHEM 101H and 102H, Introductory Chemistry I and II, are offered in the fall and spring, respectively. In addition, upper level honors courses are offered in selected topics. departmental honors are awarded to graduates in chemistry or biochemistry who achieve scholastic excellence, which is defined as a GPA of 3.5 or better in all chemistry and biochemistry courses, combined with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at UMBC.