Departments & Programs


Major in Chemistry—B.A.


This major is designed to prepare students for careers outside the laboratory, such as medical school, dental school, or non-traditional careers in chemistry.  Students wishing to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree.


Students must complete the following course work with a minimum grade of C– in each course:

  1. 27 credit hours of coursework which must include: C117 (or C105-C125), C341, C342, C343, and C360 or C361 or C362.
  2. 11 elective credit hours in chemistry. The following courses may not be used to fulfill the 27 credit hour requirement: C103, C107, G201, G207, C240, C243, G307, C371, C372, Y398, C400, C401, G407, C409, and G499.
  3. Physics P201 and P202.
  4. Mathematics M119 or M211.

Students must also complete the degree requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Mathematics M211 is strongly recommended, and M212 is highly desirable.