B.S. in Chemistry (ACS Accredited Program)

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The general B.S. degree in Chemistry is the one chemistry program offered by our department that is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students in this program pursue a strong foundation in math and physics, in addition to chemistry, taking the higher level sequences of all course options. This degree provides a strong foundation in experimental processes, instrumentation, and quantitative analysis. Students will be well-prepared to apply their chemistry knowledge to a wide array of applications, including environmental, pharmaceutical, materials, and industrial chemistry.

Graduates will be able to successfully pursue their career objectives in advanced education in professional and/or graduate schools, a scientific career in academia, government or industry, a teaching career in the school systems or other related career tracks.

Preparatory Subject Matter: 53 Units

Chemistry: CHE 2 A/B/C or CHE 2 AH/BH/CH
Mathematics: MAT 21 A/B/C/D and MAT 22A, MAT 22AL, MAT 22B
Physics: PHY 9A/B/C (PHY 9D recommended)

Depth Subject Matter: 54 Units

Physical Chemistry: CHE 110 A/B/C
Inorganic Chemistry: CHE 124A, CHE 124L and CHE 124B or CHE 124C
Organic Chemistry: CHE 128 A/B/C and CHE 129 A/B/C
Analytical Chemistry: CHE 105, CHE 115, CHE 125
Biochemistry: CHE 108 

At least FOUR additional upper division units in Chemistry. CHE 199 or CHE 194 is highly encouraged; CHE 107 A/B is not allowed.

Total Units for the Major: 107 Units

Click here for a list of acceptable elective cources for a B.S. in Chemistry

(One course must include formal lectures.)

CHE100. Environmental Water Chemistry (3)
CHE104. Forensic Applications of Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHE121. Introduction to Molecular Structure and Spectra (4)
CHE122. Chemistry of Nanoparticles (3)
*CHE124B. Inorganic Chemistry: Main Group Elements (3)
*CHE124C. Inorganic Chemistry: d and f Block Elements (3)
CHE130A. Pharmaceutical Chemistry (3)
CHE130B. Pharmaceutical Chemsitry (3)
CHE131. Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis (3)
CHE135. Advanced Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory (3)
CHE150. Chemistry of Natural Products (3)
CHE194H. Undergraduate Honors Research (2-6)
CHE195. Careers in Chemistry (1)
CHE197. Projects in Chemical Education (1-4)
CHE198. Directed Group Study (1-4)
CHE199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

*CHE124B or CHE124C is required for the B.S. degree. If both courses are taken, then one of the two courses will count as an elective.