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.
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.