Chemistry B.A. or B.S.

Undergraduate research

Chemistry B.A.

Full details and recommendations are provided in the University Bulletin.

Core Courses

  1. General Chemistry (CHEM 11a,b or CHEM 15a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 18a,b or CHEM 19a,b)
  2. Organic Chemistry (CHEM 25a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 29a,b).
  3. Mathematics (MATH 10a,b)
  4. Physics (PHYS 10a,b, 11a,b or 15a,b.)

Three Advanced Lecture Courses

  1. Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 121a or 122b)
  2. Physical Chemistry (CHEM 141a or 142b)
  3. One additional lecture course in CHEM, CBIO, or BCHM numbered 30 or higher (including BIOL 105b and NBIO 148b).

Two Advanced Laboratory Courses

Two laboratory courses chosen from CHEM 39b, 49a, 59b, or 69a.

Additional Requirements for Degree with Departmental Honors

Two semesters of CHEM 99d (Senior Research); GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses taken to meet the major requirements, including laboratories. A thesis describing the research must be submitted and accepted by the department.

Chemistry B.S.

Full details and recommendations are provided in the University Bulletin.

Core Courses

  1. General Chemistry (CHEM 11a,b or CHEM 15a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 18a,b or CHEM 19a,b)
  2. Organic Chemistry (CHEM 25a,b) with laboratory (CHEM 29a,b).
  3. Mathematics (MATH 10a,b)
  4. Physics (PHYS 10a,b, 11a,b or 15a,b.)

Five Advanced Lecture Courses

  1. Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 121a or 122b)
  2. Two Physical Chemistry Courses (CHEM 141a and 142b)
  3. Two additional 100-level CHEM or CBIO courses. (Either CHEM 33a or a 100-level BCHM course may be substituted for one of the two 100-level CHEM courses.)

Three Advanced Laboratory Courses

Three laboratory courses chosen from CHEM 39b, 49a, 59b, or 69a.

Additional Requirements for Degree with Departmental Honors

Two semesters of CHEM 99d (Senior Research); GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses taken to meet the major requirements, including laboratories. A thesis describing the research must be submitted and accepted by the department.