Dec 11, 2018  
Catalogue 2018-2019 
Catalogue 2018-2019

Chemistry Major

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Additional Information:

Ungraded work does not count towards the 12 required units. No courses required for a concentration in chemistry may be elected as NRO. CHEM 272  may be substituted for a 300-level elective and one 300-level elective must be taken in the senior year. Chemistry courses taken outside of the college require pre-approval from the Department in order to count towards the major. Ordinarily, majors take one unit of CHEM 399  in the fall of their senior year in order to obtain credit for the first semester of a yearlong thesis research project.


A reading knowledge of French, German, Russian, or Japanese, and courses in allied sciences. Students who wish to graduate with certification by the American Chemical Society should consult the department. Entering students who plan to concentrate in chemistry are advised to elect both chemistry and mathematics in the first year and physics in the first year or sophomore year.

Teaching Certification:

Students who wish to obtain secondary certification in Chemistry should consult both the Chemistry and Education Departments for appropriate course requirements.

American Chemical Society Certified Degree:

Students who wish to obtain an undergraduate chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society should complete the major requirements and elect CHEM 326  and CHEM 272  or CHEM 325 .

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