Major Requirements

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Core classes for Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry:

  • Chem 103 (General Chemistry I) & Chem 104 (General Chemistry II) or Chem 107 (Advanced General Chemistry)
  • Chem 203 (Organic Chemistry I) & Chem 204 (Organic Chemistry II)

Both Chemistry and Biochemistry require some core classes:

  • Physics 109 (Newtonian) & Physics 110 (Electricity and Magnetism)
  • Math 121 (Calculus I) & Math 122 (Calculus II)

Chemistry Major

Core Classes +

  • Chem 311 (Instrumental Analysis)
  • Chem 351 (Quantum Chemistry/Spectroscopy) or Chem 355 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
  • Two electives (can be a 200, 300, 400 level course)

Honors In Chemistry +

  • Students must take both Chem 351 (Quantum Chemistry/Spectroscopy) and 355 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)

In place of the two electives students are required to take:

  • Chem 0431 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Chem 400 (Seminar in Chemical Research)
  • Chem 701 (Senior Thesis)

Biochemistry Major

Core Classes +

  • Chem 313 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
  • Chem 322 (Biochemistry of Macromolecules)
  • Two electives (can be a 200, 300, 400 level course)

Honors In Biochemistry +

In place of the two electives students are required to take:

  • Chem 311 (Instrumental Analysis)
  • Chem 355 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
  • Chem 0425 (Advanced Organic Chemistry)
  • Chem 400 (Seminar in Chemical Research)
  • Chem 701 (Senior Thesis)

Environmental Chemistry Major

Core Classes +

  • ENVS 0112 (Natural Science and the Environment)
  • ENVS 0211 (Conservation and Environmental Policy)
  • ENVS 0215 (Contested Grounds: U.S. Cultures and Environments)
  • GEOG 0120 (Spatial Thinking with Geographic Information Systems)
  • CHEM 270 (Environmental Chemistry)
  • CHEM 311 (Instrumental Analysis)
  • At least one semester of formal senior level research

Honors in Environmental Chemistry +

  • ENVS 401 (Environmental Studies Sr Sem)
  • ENVS 700 (Senior Independent Study)
  • ENVS 701 (Senior Thesis)