B.S. Chemistry

This program requires completion of forty (40) units in Chemistry, as follows:

I. Lower division courses (22 units):

Click here for the Typical Curriculum for the Chemistry Major.

  • CHEM - 111 General Chemistry I (3) + Chem 112 lab (1)
  • CHEM - 113 General Chemistry II (3) + Chem 114 lab (1)
  • CHEM - 230 Organic Chemistry I (3) lecture
  • CHEM - 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHEM - 231 Organic Chemistry II (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 233 Organic Chemistry Lab II for Majors (2)
  • CHEM - 260 Analytical Chemistry (4) (2 lectures + 2 labs/wk.)

II. Upper division courses (16 units):

  • CHEM - 340 Physical Chemistry I (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 341 Physical Chemistry II (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 350 Biochemistry I (4) lecture OR CHEM - 356 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4) lecture
  • CHEM - 420 Inorganic Chemistry (4) (3 lectures + 2 labs/wk.)

III. Additional courses (2 units minimum):

  • CHEM - 397 Research Methods & Practice (1) (Can be repeated for a maximum of 4 units)
  • CHEM -  410 Integrated Lab (2-4) lecture + lab
  • CHEM - XXX Chemistry Elective (4)

IV. Required supporting courses (16 units):

  • MATH - 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4) lecture
  • MATH - 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4) lecture
  • PHYS - 110 General Physics I (4) lecture + lab
  • PHYS - 210 General Physics II (4) lecture + lab

ACS certification requires these additional courses:

  • CHEM -  410 Integrated Lab (4) lecture + lab
  •  CHEM - 397 Research Methods & Practice (1) (can be repeated for a maximum of 4 units)

For students who have already taken General Chemistry I & II prior to June 2010, click here to view requirements.