A.B. in Chemistry

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Preparatory Subject Matter: 36-42 Units

Chemistry: CHE 2 A/B/C or CHE 2 AH/BH/CH
Mathematics: MAT 17 A/B/C or MAT 21 A/B/C
Physics: PHY 7 A/B/C or PHY 9 A/B/C

Depth Subject Matter: 43 Units

Physical Chemistry: CHE 110* A/B/C
Organic Chemistry: CHE 128 A/B/C and CHE 129A, CHE 129B
Analytical Chemistry: CHE 105
Inorganic Chemistry: CHE 124A

*It is highly recommended that MAT 21 A/B/C/D and MAT 22A, 22AL, MAT 22B are completed before enrolling in the CHE 110 series.

At least 11 additional upper division units in Chemistry or related areas, including ONE course with formal lectures. Courses in related areas must be approved in advance by a major adviser. Taking CHE 107 A/B is not allowed.


Total Units for the Major: 79-85 Units

Click here for a list of acceptable elective courses for an A.B. in Chemistry

Atmospheric Science (ATM)

  • 160. Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)

Biological Sciences (BIS)

  • 102. Structure and Function of Biomolecules (3)
  • 103. Bioenergetics and Metabolism (3)

Biological Sciences: Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB)

  • 120L. Biochemistry Laboratory (6)
  • 121. Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Cells (3)
  • 122. Structure and Function of Proteins (3)
  • 123. Behavior and Analysis of Enzyme and Receptor Systems (3)
  • 126. Plant Biochemistry (3)
  • 138. Undergraduate Seminar in Biochemistry (1)

Engineering: Applied Science-Davis (EAD)

  • All upper division courses

Engineering: Chemical (ECH)

  • 151. Material Balances (3)

Engineering: Civil and Environmental (ECI)

  • 140. Environmental Analysis of Aqueous Systems (3)

Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (EMS)

  • 147. Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3)

Environmental Toxicology (ETX)

  • 101. Principles of Environmental Toxicology (3)
  • 132. Chromatography for Analytical Toxicology (4)

Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS)

  • 100. Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3)
  • 150. Polymer Syntheses and Reactions (3)

Food Science and Technology (FST)

  • 103. Physical and Chemical Methods for Food Analysis (5)

Geology (GEL)

  • 146N. Isotope Geochemistry (3)

Physics (PHY)

  • All upper division courses