Chemistry Major Requirements

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is designed to provide a background in the chemical and biochemical sciences within the context of a liberal arts education, and to prepare majors for occupational goals, professional school or graduate school. Courses serve students in the basic liberal arts program, those who plan to teach in elementary or secondary schools, and students who are interested in scientific research.

Major in Chemistry


•  PHY 101: General Physics I
•  PHY 102: General Physics II
•  CHM 111: General Chemistry I
•  CHM 112: General Chemistry II
•  BIO 123: Biology I
•  BIO 123L: Biology I Laboratory
•  CHM 201: Organic Chemistry I
•  CHM 202: Organic Chemistry II
•  CHM 210: Quantitative Analysis
•  MTH 222: Calculus I
•  MTH 223: Calculus II
•  CHM 307: Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
•  CHM 311: Inorganic Chemistry or CHM 407: Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics
•  BCH 316: Biochemistry
•  BCH 316L: Laboratory Studies in Biochemistry
•  CHM 455: Advanced Laboratory Techniques I (Senior Capstone Experience)
•  CHM 446: Advanced Laboratory Techniques II
•  6 additional chemistry or biochemistry credit hours at the 300 or 400 level

Minor in Chemistry


•  CHM 111: General Chemistry I
•  CHM 112: General Chemistry II
•  CHM 201: Organic Chemistry I
•  CHM 210: Quantitative Analysis
•  3 additional credits hours in chemistry or biochemistry (300 or 400 level) courses

This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major.