Chemistry Core Requirements

Students majoring in chemistry are required to complete the following courses:

  • CM103 Structure and Bonding
  • CM105 Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits)
  • CM104 Chemical Equilibrium and Dynamics
  • CM106 Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits)
  • CM121 Freshmen Seminar (1 credit)
  • CM221 Spectroscopy
  • CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • CM241 Organic Chemistry I
  • CM242 Organic Chemistry II
  • CM244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CM300 Instrumental Laboratory
  • CM312 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CM320 Separations and Electrochemistry
  • CM345 Advanced Laboratory (4 credits)
  • CM371 Physical Chemistry I
  • CM372 Physical Chemistry II
  • MA131 Calculus I
  • MA132 Calculus II
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)

Professional Experience

The professional experience can include directed research in research labs with Chemistry & Biomolecular Science faculty in the fields of physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials and colloid chemistry; and internships or co-ops at other universities and in industry settings, as well as with organizations specifically involved in chemistry-related efforts.

Chemistry Core Electives

The following electives are required to complete the chemistry major:

Biology Elective
Students must complete one 3-credit course from the biology (BY) subject area.

Statistics Elective
Students must complete one 3-credit course from the statistics (STAT) subject area.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in chemistry will have approximately 15 credit hours available to use for Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives
Students majoring in chemistry will have approximately 32 credit hours available to use for courses of their choosing.

In their senior year, students who elect the research thesis option will be paired with faculty thesis advisors to support them in selecting a research topic which reflects students' focuses and interests. Students are also required to complete CM491 Senior Thesis (fall, 6 credits) and CM492 Senior Thesis (spring, 6 credits) and to submit a completed thesis.