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General Chemistry

CHEM 2070-2080 or CHEM 2150

Organic Chemistry

CHEM 3570-3580 or CHEM 3590-3600 or CHEM 3530
Students who are planning for graduate study in chemistry or a career as a chemist or healthcare professional are strongly advised to take a two-semester sequence. CHEM 3570-3580 or CHEM 3590-3600 is required for the Honors curriculum.

Physical Chemistry

CHEM 3890-3900 or CHEM 2870
Students planning for graduate study in chemistry or a career as a chemist are strongly advised to take CHEM 3890-3900. CHEM 3890-3900 is required for the Honors curriculum. Students taking CHEM 3890-3900 are required to take a semester of multivariable calculus from the electives below.

Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 4100

Core Laboratories

CHEM 2510
CHEM 2900 or CHEM 3030
Students planning graduate study in chemistry or a career as a chemist are advised to take CHEM 3030, which is required for the honors curriculum.

Mathematics

MATH 1110-1120 (AP credit may substitute for one or both courses) or 4 AP credits + MATH 1910

Physics

PHYS 2207-2208 or PHYS 1112-2213 or PHYS 1116-2217. AP credit may be substituted for one or both of the courses in these sequences. PHYS 1101-1102 is NOT acceptable.

Laboratory Requirement

A total of 8 credits of laboratory including core laboratories is required. This requirement may be met by taking CHEM 3010 and/or CHEM 3020 or by taking laboratory courses outside of chemistry that are listed under electives. Credits for independent research (CHEM 4210, CHEM 4330, CHEM 4610 or CHEM 4770) do not count toward the laboratory requirement. Note that the Honors curriculum requires CHEM 3010, CHEM 3020, and CHEM 3030. This sequence is strongly advised for students planning graduate study in chemistry or a career as a chemist. 

Electives

Allowed elective courses are listed by discipline. 

Courses that can count toward the laboratory requirement are noted. Some courses may not be offered every year. Some courses may have additional prerequisites that do not count toward Chemistry electives credits.

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