Prospective Students/Current Students
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
- 030.101-102 Introductory Chemistry I & II
- 030.105-106 Introductory Chemistry Lab I & II
- 030.205-206 Introductory Organic Chemistry I & II
- 030.225 Organic Chemistry Lab
- 030.228 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab
- 030.301-302 Physical Chemistry I, II
- 030.305-306 Physical Chemistry Instrumentation Lab I, II
- 030.356 Advanced Inorganic Lab
- 171.101-102 General Physics or 171.103-104
- 173.111-112 General Physics Lab
- Differential and integral calculus, preferably 110.108-109 Calculus I & II
Advanced Elective Courses
- Six credits of advanced chemistry beyond 030.305-306.
- Nine additional credits composed of advanced chemistry, science electives at the 300-400 level approved by a Department of Chemistry adviser, and/or mathematics.
None of the advanced course requirements may be fulfilled with research. Although a student may take more than 12 credits of independent research, only 12 may count toward the 120 required credits.
Lecture and laboratory courses should be taken in sequence. In particular, 030.228 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab must be taken before 030.356 Advanced Inorganic Lab.
To allow maximum flexibility in choosing electives, students should complete both physics and intermediate chemistry by the end of the sophomore year. 030.449 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds and 020.305 Biochemistry (offered by the Biology Department) is required for an American Chemical Society accredited degree and are recommended to be taken in the junior year.
Honors Program in Chemistry
To recognize exceptional performance, both in formal course work and in research, the Department of Chemistry has instituted an Honors Program. The requirements are as follows:
- Formal application to the department advising coordinator by the beginning of the senior year, submitting a transcript and a letter of sponsorship by the faculty member under whom a research project will be carried out.
- Satisfactory completion of all chemistry major course requirements.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in (N) and (Q) courses.
- A written thesis based on one year of research, submitted to and approved by a faculty committee.