A.B. Requirements

The following are the requirements for the A.B. degree in Chemistry. To examine proposed course sequencing, and view a degree progress worksheet, refer to the Undergraduate Handbook.

Courses

Prerequisites

  • CHEM 101DL or CHEM 110DL, or CHEM 021
  • MATH 111L & MATH 112L, or MATH 122L 
  • PHYSICS 141L & PHYSICS 142L or PHYSICS 151L & PHYSICS 152L or PHYSICS 161L & PHYSICS 162L 

Major Requirements

  • CHEM 201DL & CHEM 202L
  • CHEM 210DL or CHEM 020 or CHEM 021
  • CHEM 301 & CHEM 301L or CHEM 310 & CHEM 310L & CHEM 311
  • CHEM 401 & CHEM 401L
  • plus one of the following three options:
    • Option 1. Three of the following: CHEM 302, CHEM 410; BIOCHEM 301, BIOCHEM 302; any CHEM courses at or above the 500 level.
    • Option 2. One of the following: CHEM 302, CHEM 410, BIOCHEM 301, any CHEM course at or above the 500 level; plus CHEM 393 & CHEM 394 or the equivalent in an approved chemistry-related discipline.
    • Option 3. One of the following emphases:
      • Physics Emphasis
        • CHEM 302 or CHEM 311 plus any 2 of the following:
        • PHYSICS 264L Optics and Modern Physics
        • PHYSICS 361 Intermediate Mechanics
        • PHYSICS 362 Electricity and Magnetism
      • Mathematics Emphasis
        • CHEM 302 or CHEM 311 plus either of the following pairs of courses:
        • [MATH 221 and MATH 356] or [MATH 216 and MATH 353]. Course titles:
        • MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Application
        • MATH 356 Elementary Differential Equations
        • MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
        • MATH 353 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
      • Biology Emphasis
        • BIOCHEM 301 plus any 2 of the following:
        • BIOLOGY 201L Gateway to Biology or BIOLOGY 203L
        • BIOLOGY 214L Experimental Cell and Molecular Biology
        • BIOLOGY 220 Cellular and Developmental Biology
        • BIOLOGY 227 Molecular Plant Physiology
        • BIOLOGY 329L Principles of Animal Physiology
        • BIOLOGY 414LS Development and Molecular Genetics
        • BIOLOGY 515 Principles of Immunology

Substitution may be made in certain cases with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.