This major course of study includes advanced courses that are excellent preparation for graduate school. The department is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training, and this track reflects that approval.
Requirements for the Major in Chemistry with ACS Approval
CHM 211, 212 (or equivalent) Chemical Principles I and II
CHM 221 Analytical Chemistry
CHM 311, 312 Organic Chemistry I and II
CHM 412 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
CHM 494 Independent Research
CHM 413 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics
CHM 496, 499 Chemistry Research Seminar I and II
CHM 497, 498 Chemistry Literature Seminar I and II
MTH 151, 152 Calculus I and II
PHY 121, 122 General Physics I and II
Additional Course Requirements
CHM 422-426 Chemical Instrumentation
CHM 315 Introduction to Biochemistry
CHM 432 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Any two courses from the following:
CHM 313, CHM 414, or CHM 460
Any advanced physics course with Calculus II prerequisite
Any advanced math course with Calculus II prerequisite
MTH 341 Differential Equations
PHL 305 Philosophy of Science
Participation in January Term field experience, an internship, Co-op (Argonne), or CHM 492 Independent Study is encouraged during junior and senior years.
Chemistry courses with a minimum grade of C and taken within the last 10 years may be transferred into the department.