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Major and Minor Requirements
Major

The Chemistry Major

Note: A grade of not less than C- (1.7) is required in each chemistry course applied to the major.

For the Bachelor of Arts degree

12 units, including

CHEM 141 or CHEM 191 or CHEM 192, Introductory Chemistry: Structure, Dynamics and Synthesis or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Laboratory or Science, Math and Research Training II
CHEM 205-CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 300 Measurement Statistics
CHEM 301 Quantitative Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHEM 309 and CHEM 314 or CHEM 310 and CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 322 Junior Seminar
CHEM 421-CHEM 422 Senior Seminar
One additional 1-unit upper-level course in chemistry (other than CHEM 320 or CHEM 321)
MATH 212 or MATH 232 Calculus II or Scientific Calculus II
PHYS 127 or PHYS 131 General Physics I
PHYS 132 General Physics II

Participation in undergraduate research is encouraged as an important part of the program.

For the Bachelor of Science degree

13.5-14.5 units, including

CHEM 141 or CHEM 191 or CHEM 192, Introductory Chemistry: Structure, Dynamics and Synthesis or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Laboratory or Science, Math and Research Training II
CHEM 205-CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 300 Measurement Statistics
CHEM 301 Quantitative Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHEM 309 and CHEM 314 Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory
CHEM 310 and CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory
CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 322 Junior Seminar
CHEM 421-CHEM 422 Senior Seminar
One additional 1-unit upper-level course in chemistry (other than CHEM 320 or CHEM 321)
An approved research experience (CHEM 406 or 1 unit of CHEM 320 or CHEM 220) that culminates in a written report or in a formal presentation outside the Chemistry Department.
MATH 212 or MATH 232 Calculus II or Scientific Calculus II
PHYS 127 or PHYS 131 General Physics I
PHYS 132 General Physics II

And for either of the above degrees

Additional upper-level elective courses in chemistry and two full years of either biology or physics are highly recommended.

Students may only receive credit for one of the following: CHEM 141, CHEM 191, or CHEM 192

Please note that CHEM 326 (Biochemistry) and CHEM 324 (Experimental Biochemistry) may only count towards a Biology degree (major or minor) or a Chemistry degree (major or minor), not both.

Minor

The Chemistry Minor

Note: A grade of not less than C- (1.7) is required in each course in the minor.

6.5 units, including

CHEM 141 or CHEM 191 or CHEM 192, Introductory Chemistry: Structure, Dynamics and Synthesis or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Laboratory or Science, Math and Research Training II
CHEM 205-CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry
At least 2.5 units of additional course work at the 300 or 400 level. Please note that CHEM 300, research (CHEM 320 or CHEM 321), and seminar (CHEM 322, CHEM 421 and CHEM 422) cannot be used to satisfy coursework for the minor.

Students may only receive credit for one of the following: CHEM 141, CHEM 191, or CHEM 192

Please note that CHEM 326 (Biochemistry) and CHEM 327 (Biochemistry with lab) may only count towards a Biology degree (major or minor) or a Chemistry degree (major or minor), not both.