Required/Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses

  • First Year:
    Fall:  151, 153, or 155 Gateway Courses
    Spring: 156 Organic Chemistry: Introductory Level
  • Second Year:
    Fall: 251 (or 255) Organic Chemistry: Intermediate Level
    Spring: 256 Advanced Chemical Concepts (or 300-level course if completed 155)

FIRST-YEAR-COURSES

Once a student has made their way through the foundational curriculum (through the required 200-level courses) and is ready to begin taking upper-level (3xx) Chemistry courses, the major requirements are as follows:

Any 5 Chemistry courses OR any 4 Chemistry courses (if you’ve taken two of the following: Biology 101, 102, Computer Science 134, Math 130, 140, 150, 151, or Physics 131,141 or any courses in these department for which approved courses are prerequisites), along with the following additional stipulations:

  • At least one course from CHEM 364, 361, 366, or 367
  • Three courses must have a laboratory component
  • Independent research courses DO NOT count towards fulfilling basic major requirements (CHEM 393, 394, 397, 398, 493, 494, 497, 498)