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Chemistry Major

The chemistry program provides education in inorganic, organic, biological, analytical and physical chemistries, and provides essential training for those wishing to enter medical or graduate school in many of the sciences.  

As a chemistry major or minor, you may apply your education to research, toxicology, biomedical studies, forensic science, teaching and other areas. You can also pair the major with programs in biology, environmental science or biochemistry. The combined chemistry major with forensic science minor is excellent preparation for those interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation.

The following is an overview of courses associated with our chemistry major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Chemistry Major Core Courses

  • CEM 151 General Chemistry I
  • CEM 152 General Chemistry II
  • CEM 153 General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CEM 154 General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CEM 221 Analytical Chemistry
  • CEM 223 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
  • CEM 232 Organic Chemistry II
  • CEM 233 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CEM 234 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CEM 301 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CEM 401 Physical Chemistry
  • CEM 420 Chemical Instrumentation
  • CEM 440 Topics in Chemistry
  • PHA 201 College Physics I
  • PHA 202 College Physics II
  • PHA 203 College Physics Lab I
  • PHA 204 College Physics Lab II
  • MTH 151 Calculus I

Complete an additional 9 semester hours from any 300-level or above elective in Chemistry.

NOTE: MTH 152 Calculus II (4) is strongly recommended. 

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