Chemistry Courses and Description of the Major
Course Descriptions for our courses are available in the College Bulletin:
- Chemistry (undergraduate bulletin)
- Chemistry Sample Course Syllabi
- Biological Sciences
If you plan to major in chemistry, the Department offers four degree programs:
- A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry
- A Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
- A Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry
For more on these degree programs, see the Chemistry pages of the Undergraduate Bulletin.
The Department’s degree programs are designed to prepare the student for advanced study and a career in chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and secondary school science teaching.
If you are thinking of majoring in chemistry, be sure to make an appointment to see Chemistry Advising to talk to a faculty member about when you will take these courses.
If you do not plan to major in chemistry, but would like to get a “taste” of chemistryand, at the same time, satisfy one of the college’s laboratory science distribution requirementsyou should consider taking one of the department’s introductory courses: CHE 137-138 (lecture and lab), CHE 114 (lecture)/115 (lab), or CHE 166 (lecture)/167 (lab). These introductory courses are designed to provide the student with a sound foundation in the principles of chemistry, an introduction to some of its many applications, and an understanding of the how chemistry relates to the larger world.
- CHE 114/115 is the beginning of the sequence of chemistry courses for nursing and nutrition majors. They are followed by CHE 120/121.
- The CHE 166-169 general chemistry sequence is required for science majors, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and pre-pharmacy students.
- The CHE 232-235 organic chemistry sequence is required for science majors, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and pre-pharmacy students.
Please not that the sample syllabi are provided to give you an idea of what the topics covered in these courses are. Please contact the instructor or department for more course information, such as which books will be used in the coming semester.
Credits given in parentheses; PREREQ= Prerequisite; COREQ= Corequisite
Last modified: Nov 24, 2015