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Major Requirements

For Pre-Professional Track:

This track is usually chosen by the student who plans to do graduate work leading to a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or who plans to become an industrial Chemist.

  Fall Spring
Freshman Chem 123
Math 181
Chem 124
Math 182
Sophomore Chem 203 - 203L
Physics 121 or 141
Chem 204 - 204L
Chem 214 - 214L
Physics 122 or 142
Junior Chem 313 - 313L
Chem 323 - 323L
Chem 360
Chem 314 - 314L
Chem 421 - 421L
Senior Chem 411 - 411L  

*One additional Chemistry course with a laboratory component or 4 hours of Chemistry research.

For Liberal Arts Track:

This track provides more flexibility to take courses outside your major. For this reason, it is the preferred track for medical related studies. If you are interested in Pre-Pharmacy please see Dr. Bostic.

  Fall Spring
Freshman Chem 123
Math 181
Chem 124
Math 182
Sophomore Chem 203 - 203L
Physics 121 or 141
Chem 204 - 204L
Chem 214 - 214L
Physics 122 or 142
Junior Chem 313 - 313L
Chem 309 - 309L
Chem 360
**Chem 323-323L(option see spring semester)
Chem 314 - 314L or
Chem 308 - 308L or
Chem 323 - 323L (However this class is taught in the Fall
Senior Chem 411 - 411L OR (421 - 421L offered in Spring) Chem 421 - 421L OR (411 - 411L offered in Fall)

*One four hour Biology Course (other than Biology 104).

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry - The Chemistry minor requires the completion of 28 credit hours with at least 8 of those hours being at the 300-level or above.

CHEM 123      General Chemistry I   (with lab) 4
CHEM 124      General Chemistry II  (with lab) 4
CHEM  203     Organic Chemistry     (with lab) 4
CHEM 204      Organic Chemistry II (with lab) 4
CHEM214        Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (with lab)      4
or  
CHEM224      Environmental Chemistry (with lab) 4
Select eight credit hours at the 300-level or above                    
 (except CHEM360)
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