Major/Minor Requirements

Major Requirements:


Suggested Programs:

Click on the appropriate link below to view suggested program maps. Select program according to when you completed General Chemistry (CHEM BC 2001). 

Chemistry (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)
Chemistry  (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)
Biochemistry (if you completed General Chemistry in your first year)
Biochemistry (if you completed General Chemistry in your sophomore year)

Program Planning Guide:

Plan out your individual program using the guides available at the links below.


List of approved 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 3242, 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.

Please Note: Transfer students who took CHEM BC2001 General Chemistry I and II at another institution can complete the minor by taking any one of the following courses on the list EXCEPT CHEM BC3232, which is not an acceptable course for students who have already had a two semester sequence of introductory chemistry elsewhere.