Major/Minor Requirements

The Chemistry and Biochemistry curriculum has changed!  As the new curriculum replaces the old one, there will be different requirements depending upon class year:

 

CLASS OF 2017 and beyond 

Chemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)

Chemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)

Biochemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)

Biochemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)

 

CLASS OF 2016

Chemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)

Chemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)

Biochemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)

Biochemistry Major Requirements / Checklist (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)

 

CLASSES OF 2014 / 2015

Chemistry Major Requirements

Chemistry Major Checklist

Biochemistry Major Requirements

Biochemistry Major Checklist

Biochemistry Electives

 

Requirements for the Minor

Courses required for the Chemistry minor are: CHEM BC 2001, BC 3328, BC 3230, BC 3231, BC 3333, BC 3338, and one of BC 3232, BC 3252, BC 3271, or BC 3282. There is no minor in Biochemistry.

While it is usually not permitted for a course required for a major to count for a minor, students majoring in a science which has a Chemistry requirement, such as Biology and Environmental Science, may still complete a minor in Chemistry.  An exception to the rule that "courses for the major and minor may not overlap" may be granted by the COI for a student’s minor program when the petition from the Chair/Program Director meets the following conditions:

• the petition requests to count no more than two of the overlapping courses for the minor
• more than 18 points of coursework are required for the minor
• more than 40 points are required for the major with overlapping courses
• two or more courses required for the minor are required for the student's major.