The major in Chemistry is elected by students planning careers in the chemical sciences and frequently also by those whose interests lie in biology, medicine, earth sciences, secondary education, business, and law. The curriculum of the Department is designed to satisfy the diverse needs of these students and others who may have occasion to study chemistry.

The undergraduate program of the Chemistry Department emphasizes close contact with research. Chemistry majors are urged to engage in research or independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

(Chemistry degree requirements)


Typical program of study:
Year One - General Chemistry, Calculus, Writing and Gen Ed.
Year Two - Organic Chemistry, Physics, Gen Ed.
Year Three - Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chem Electives.
Year Four - Chem Electives (including labs), Gen Ed., Upper-division writing, (Research)


(How to get involved in research)

(Career info)