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Chemistry Major Non-ACS Approved Program

The Drury chemistry program is designed to provide the students with a hands-on approach to learning with modern-day equipment and instrumentation. The curriculum offers three majors (ACS Chemistry, ACS Biochemistry, and Chemistry) that can prepare students for direct employment after graduation and/or provide a strong foundation for continued education in graduate school or a health-related profession.

It is strongly recommended that students contact an advisor in the chemistry program to help them determine which major will provide the best opportunity for them to successfully complete preparation for their chosen career.

The chemistry major requires a minimum of 38 credit hours.

Choose four from the following foundation courses:
CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
*CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry Reactions
*CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry
CHEM 327: Physical Chemistry
CHEM 336: Biochemistry

*Students may select only CHEM 312 or CHEM 315

Choose four from the following foundation or advanced labs:
CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 312-L: Organic Chemistry Reactions Lab
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 327-L: Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 336-L: Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 308-L: Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 338-L: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 414-L: Medicinal Chemistry Lab
CHEM 415-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 427-L: Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 436-L:Advanced Biochemistry Lab
*Students may select only CHEM 312‐L or CHEM 315‐L.

Choose one advanced topic 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

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