Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 206Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
Advanced Courses
BMB 401Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences4
CHM 316Instrumental Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 320Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry2
CHM 360Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 364Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I)1
CHM 365Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 441Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)3
CHM 442Inorganic Chemistry (Laboratory)1
CHM 464Physical Chemistry (Laboratory II)1
CHM 488Undergraduate Research2
CHM 490Honors Research1
Chemistry Electives3
The Chemistry of Food and Taste.
Environmental Chemistry
Any 500-level CHM course
Math and Chemistry Courses
MTH 161Calculus I4
MTH 162Calculus II4
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II 13
PHY 207University Physics III 13
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
PHY 209University Physics III Lab1
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours122-128

PHY 210 can substitute for PHY 206 and PHY 207.


Variations within the above programs may be recommended by the Department. Transfer students must complete a minimum of half of the required major credit hours in residence in the Department. 


Students should make certain that math and physics prerequisites are fulfilled in a timely manner. For students who plan to do graduate work in physical chemistry, a double minor is recommended: Mathematics and Computer Science through 310 and CS 311, Physics through PHY 350 and PHY 360.

Suggested Plan of Study

This is a guide and is not meant to take the place of the advice of your major advisor; you should consult with them before making any changes.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours14
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
 Credit Hours14
Year Two
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours13
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
People and Society Course 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours14
Year Three
CHM 214 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 364 Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I) 1
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
Language Course 3
People and Society Course 3
 Credit Hours17
CHM 316 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 320 Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
CHM 365 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 464 Physical Chemistry (Laboratory II) 1
CHM 488 Undergraduate Research 1
People and Society Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Four
BMB 401 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences 4
CHM 488 Undergraduate Research 1
CHM Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours20
CHM 441 Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture) 3
CHM 442 Inorganic Chemistry (Laboratory) 1
CHM 490 Honors Research 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours122