BA in Chemistry

The Option A major not only qualifies students for certification by the American Chemical Society but also permits diversification through coupling to minors in other fields of science, mathematics, or computer science, and to the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) program.

The Option B major, with its reduced set of course requirements and greater flexibility, may be attractive to students who wish to design programs with additional elective possibilities.

All students should refer to the Departmental Regulations section of the Chemistry Department page for important stipulations.

Core Chemistry Courses

  • CAS CH 111, 112 (or CH 109, 110, or CH 101, 102, 201)
  • CAS CH 211, 212 (or CH 203, 214, or CH 203, 204, 220)
  • CAS CH 232
  • CAS CH 351
  • CAS CH 352
  • CAS CH 421
  • Two of the following: CAS CH 301, 303, and 354

Required Related Courses

  • CAS MA 123, 124 (127 or 129 fulfills 123, 124 requirement)
  • CAS MA 225 (or 230)
  • CAS PY 211, 212 (or 241, 242, or 251, 252)

Option A:

  • Core chemistry courses
  • Required related courses
  • Two advanced 4-credit courses in chemistry numbered CAS CH 401 or higher, excluding CH 421 and CH 525
    • These two advanced courses may be satisfied by the completion of the requirements of a major or minor in astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, or physics.
    • Students in the MMEDIC program may substitute GMS BI 555 and CAS CH 527 for CH 421, and GMS BI 556 and CAS CH 528 for CH 422; one additional course in chemistry numbered CAS CH 401 or higher is required.
    • Only one semester of undergraduate research (CAS CH 491, CH 492, CH 401, or CH 402) can be applied toward fulfillment of the advanced course requirement.

Option B:

  • Core chemistry courses
  • Required related courses
  • One additional advanced 4-credit course as described under Option A