2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major

For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the chemistry department  page.

Major Requirements

The major program consists of the following requirements:

All of the Following

Integrated Laboratory

At least one from the following (usually taken in the junior year):


At least two course credits one of which must be a full-semester course from:


Independent Studies (CHEM 291 , CHEM 391 , and CHEM 491 ) may not normally be substituted for one of the courses listed in the above requirements, but if it can be demonstrated that such a course provides sufficient breadth at the advanced level, the department will consider a petition for substitution.

Additional Requirements

Calculus Course Option

At least one course from the following:

Seminar Series

Junior and senior majors are expected to attend a weekly seminar series at which students, faculty, and guests present topics from the current literature and their own research.

GPA Requirement

An overall GPA of at least 2.00 is required for the chemistry courses (and associated labs) chosen to meet major requirements.