(effective Winter 2014)

Special Departmental Policies. The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C- in all CHEM courses and mathematics and physics courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. 
Prerequisites must be taken for a grade.

Chemistry Degree Credit and GPA Requirements 

124 Credits. A  grade point average of at least 2.0 is required; this includes chemistry courses, mathematics and physics prerequisites and advanced electives which are part of the degree program. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade.

Prerequisites to the Program

CHEM courses through 215, 216, 241/242, and 260 or 370; PHYSICS [135/136  or 140/141] and [235/236 or 240/241]; and MATH 115, 116, 215, 216, or an equivalent sequence. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade.

PHYSICS 240 or 235 and MATH 215 are prerequisites for CHEM 461 and students should, wherever possible, complete both of these before the junior year.

Chemistry Degree Course Requirements 

CHEM 302 or 303,  402, 447, 461, 462, 463, 480, 482, 483 and four credits of CHEM 399 taken over at least two terms, as well as one advanced lecture course in chemistry.

Honors Plan in Chemistry

The B.S. Chem. degree is the basis of the Honors degree in Chemistry. Maintenance of a satisfactory GPA (3.4) in the  courses required for the degree program, including prerequisites, and satisfactory completion of an Honors thesis (CHEM 499) based on the research done in CHEM 399 are required for Honors. All students, whatever their program, who are interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors advisor (Room 1500 Chemistry) for approval for participation in the Junior-Senior Honors Program in Chemistry.


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