CHEMISTRY (CH25) Fall 2017

Requirements for the CHEMISTRY B.S. Degree

The Chemistry major provides a broad introduction for the biochemistry, organic, physical, or inorganic student as well as those who prefer not to specialize. This major will enable a student to pursue further studies in chemistry or in related fields of science, medicine, or engineering. Click here to read more about the Learning Objectives for the Chemistry major.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED FALL 2017 AND AFTER.

CLICK HERE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS THAT MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2017



The following courses must be taken for a letter grade, unless that is not permitted:

Lower-Division Requirements
  1. General Chemistry (CHEM 6A, 6B & 6C or 6AH, 6BH & 6CH)
  2. General Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 7L or CHEM 7LM)
  3. Physics (PHYS 2A, 2B & 2C or 2D)
  4. Physics Laboratory (PHYS 2CL Recommended.  It's the prerequisite for CHEM 105A.  PHYS 2BL or 2DL Acceptable)
  5. Calculus (MATH 20A, 20B, 20C & 20D)
  6. Organic Chemistry (CHEM 40A, 40B & 40C or 40AH, 40BH & 40CH)
  7. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 43A or 43AM)
Upper-Division Requirements
  1. Physical Chemistry (CHEM 130, 131, & 132)
  2. Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 120A & B)
  3. Biochemical Structure and Function (CHEM 114A)
  4. Required Laboratory Courses (must take all 3):  
    1. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM100A)
    2. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (CHEM143B)
    3. Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM105A)
  5. Laboratory Elective (Select 2 of the following courses): 
    • Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 100B)
    • Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 105B)
    • Protein Biochemistry Laboratory (CHEM 108)
    • Recombinant DNA Laboratory (CHEM 109)
    • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 123)
    • Organic Chemistry Laboratory III (CHEM 143C)
    • Molecular Design and Synthesis (CHEM 143D)
    • Reading and Research (CHEM 199): 8 units with of research with the same instructor may be petitioned to fulfill one elective lab.
  6. Additional Electives (Select 3 electives that match the following description): These electives are defined as a four-unit (minimum) upper division or graduate courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and taken for a letter grade.  4 units of non-letter graded courses such as CHEM 199, may be petitioned to fulfill one elective.


Suggested Program for Chemistry B.S. Major

  • Talk to your college for planning general education courses.
  • Many courses have enforced prerequisites or are offered once per year.
  • Best time to study abroad is Fall quarter of Sophomore or Junior Year. Education Abroad Program deadlines for upcoming year vary by country.  See EAP website.   See the Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Advisor for assistance in planning to study abroad.

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

FRESHMAN YEAR
CHEM 6A CHEM 6B CHEM 6C
MATH 20A MATH 20B CHEM 7L
MATH 20C
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CHEM 100A CHEM 40B CHEM 40C
CHEM 40A CHEM 43A CHEM 143B
MATH 20D PHYS 2B PHYS 2C/2D
PHYS 2A
JUNIOR YEAR
CHEM 120A CHEM 120B CHEM 105A
CHEM 130 CHEM 131 CHEM 132
PHYS 2CL
SENIOR YEAR
CHEM 114A Elective Lab Elective
Elective Lab Elective Elective

Chemistry Major (CH25) Checklist 

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