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Chemistry Major - 34 Credits

Chemistry courses must be taken in order. Students need to be aware of the sequential and interrelated nature of courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Required Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester     Second Semester
  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • CHM 206 College Chemistry  II
  • MTH 202 Calculus II

NOTE: Minimum grades of “C” in CHM 205 and CHM206 are required before students are allowed to take further chemistry courses in the major.

Required Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • CHM 302 Inorganic Chemistry  I
  • CHM 305 Organic Chemistry  I
  • MTH 203 Calculus III
  • PHS 235 Physics I
  •  CHM 303 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM 306 Organic Chemistry  II
  • PHS 240 Physics II


Prerequisite Courses

CHM 205, 206, 303, MTH 201, 202, 203 and PHS 235, 240 are prerequisite courses for CHM 405 Physical Chemistry I and CHM 408 Physical Chem.  Lab I which are often taken in the first semester of the junior year.


Further Recommendations

A student’s program can be enriched by adding additional 400-level courses and laboratory experiences (such as Instrumental Methods), to achieve an American Chemical Society certified major (47 credits in chemistry).

Last Updated 8/19/19

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