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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, Chemistry: Structure, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Lab 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 Algebra-Based General Physics 1 with Lab or PHYS 131 Calculus-Based General Physics 1 with Lab or PHYS 191 Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 4 with Lab

PHYS 132 Calculus-Based General Physics 2 with Lab

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, Chemistry: Structure, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Lab 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 Lab

CHEM 310 and CHEM 315 Physical Chemistry II and Lab

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 one 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 Algebra-Based General Physics 1 with Lab or PHYS 131 Calculus-Based General Physics 1 with Lab or PHYS 191 Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 4 with Lab
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based General Physics 2 with Lab

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.

Six and a half units, including:

CHEM 141 or CHEM 191 or CHEM 192, Chemistry: Structure, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics or Integrated Science/Math/Computer Science 3 with Lab or Science, Math and Research Training II

CHEM 205-CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry

CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry

At least two and a half 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.