The chemistry major is designed to equip graduates with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are necessary to secure meaningful employment in a private-sector or government laboratory, or teach at the secondary-school level, or gain admission to a graduate or professional program.

General Requirements
Core Curriculum21-30
Required Chemistry Courses
CHEMSTRY 1140General Chemistry I4
CHEMSTRY 1240General Chemistry4
CHEMSTRY 2150Quantitative Analysis4
CHEMSTRY 2730Inorganic Chemistry 14
CHEMSTRY 3540Organic Chemistry Lecture4
CHEMSTRY 3510Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEMSTRY 3630Organic Chemistry Lecture3
CHEMSTRY 3610Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEMSTRY 4130Physical Chemistry3
CHEMSTRY 4110Physical Chemistry Lab I1
CHEMSTRY 4240Instrumental Analysis4
CHEMSTRY 4630General Biochemistry3
CHEMSTRY 4060Chemistry Seminar1
Select one of the following:1-8
Undergraduate Research
Cooperative Field Experience
Required Supporting Courses from Math and Physics
MATH 2640Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2740Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
PHYSICS 1350Introductory Physics I5
or PHYSICS 2240 General Physics I
PHYSICS 1450Introductory Physics II5
or PHYSICS 2340 General Physics II
Total Credits77-86

Not required for the criminalistics emphasis-DNA track major.

Students interested in securing secondary-education certification should add GEOGRPHY 3330 to the 38-credit standard chemistry requirements.

Students who expect to enter a graduate program in chemistry are advised to choose one of the ACS-approved majors.

Chemistry Major, Criminalistics Emphasis, DNA Track

The criminalistics DNA emphases track will provide a chemistry major with sufficient background and training to qualify for criminalistic laboratory work. Criminalistics students electing the DNA track complete the standard chemistry major, except CHEMSTRY 2730, plus:

CHEMSTRY 4830Biochemistry Topics3
CHEMSTRY 4610General Biochemistry Lab1
BIOLOGY 2040Cell Biology4
BIOLOGY 3330Genetics3
BIOLOGY 4040Molecular Biology5
Total Credits16

The following are to be considered highly recommended electives: CRIMLJUS 3730, CRIMLJUS 4030, and CRIMLJUS 4330.