Chemistry & Physics

Chemistry Major (ACS Approved)

Students planning a career in chemistry or biochemistry research, or as a professional chemist or biochemist, are strongly encouraged to complete the major approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 327: Physical Chemistry
CHEM 336: Biochemistry
CHEM 412: Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions

Choose One Pair:

CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry Reactions
CHEM 312-L: Organic Chemistry Reactions Lab


CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab

Choose four from the following foundation labs:

CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 327-L: Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 336-L: Biochemistry Lab

Choose two advanced topics from the following:
CHEM 308: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 338: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 414: Medicinal Chemistry
*CHEM 412: Advanced Organic Chemistry Reactions
*CHEM 415: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 427: Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM 436: Advanced Biochemistry
CHEM 390: Selected Topics

*Students may only select CHEM 412 or CHEM 415

Choose two from the following advanced labs:
CHEM 308-L: Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 338-L: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 414L: Medicinal Chemistry Lab
CHEM 415-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 427-L: Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 436-L:Advanced Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 491/492: Advanced Research

Research and Non-Chemistry Course Requirements:
CHEM 391, 392 Research
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 232: Calculus II
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II