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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, BS

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The bachelor of science (B.S.) chemistry major provides a solid foundation for students pursuing careers in technically intensive fields or graduate study.


The following mathematics courses are required for the major. Please also see the note regarding math courses below.


Students must take either an introductory biology course or take a co-requisite course alongside Biochem 301. Students with strong high school or college biology preparation who obtain instructor approval to enroll in BIOCHEM 301 may waive this requirement for the Chemistry BS major.

Chemistry Elective

Take at least 3 units of electives from the following list. Multiple independent study courses can be combined to satisfy this requirement.


*Note regarding Math requirements: Exposure to multivariable calculus (MATH 239 ) is recommended preparation for CHEM 430 and 440, and strongly recommended for students planning to attend graduate school in chemistry.

*BIOL 311  may be substituted for BIOCHEM 301  by petition. BIOL 311  requires prerequisite courses that may need to be taken separately.

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