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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry

Chemistry Major Requirements
Total Units: 69-70

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Lower Division Chemistry Core Courses: 30 units

CHEM 120* General Chemistry I: 3 units

CHEM 120L General Chemistry I Laboratory: 1 unit

CHEM 120R General Chemistry I Recitation: 1 unit

CHEM 121 General Chemistry II: 3 units

CHEM 121L General Chemistry II Laboratory: 1 unit

CHEM 121R General Chemistry II Recitation: 1 unit

CHEM 252 Analytical Chemistry: 3 units

CHEM 252L Analytical Chemistry Techniques: 1 unit

MATH 180 Calculus I: 4 units

MATH 181 Calculus II: 4 units

PSCI 223C Mechanics and Heat: 3 units

PSCI 223CL Mechanics and Heat Laboratory: 1 unit

PSCI 225 Electricity, Magnetism, Sound and Light: 3 units

PSCI 225L Electricity, Magnetism, Sound and Light Lab: 1 unit

* See CHEM 120 course description for prerequisites.

Upper Division Chemistry Core Courses: 30 units

CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry I: 3 units

CHEM 304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I: 1 unit

CHEM 304R Organic Chemistry I Recitation: 1 unit

CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry II: 3 units

CHEM 305L Organic Chemistry Techniques II: 1 unit

CHEM 305R Organic Chemistry II Recitation: 1 unit

CHEM 430 Biochemistry: 3 units

CHEM 430L Experimental Techniques in Biochemistry: 1 unit

CHEM 440 Instrumental Analysis: 2 units

CHEM 440L Instrumental Analysis Lab Techniques: 2 units

CHEM 456 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics: 2 units

CHEM 456L Physical Chemistry Techniques: 2 units

CHEM 457 Physical Chemistry: Kinetics: 2 units

CHEM 458 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics: 2 units

CHEM 485 Undergraduate Research: 2 units

CHEM 499C Capstone Seminar in Chemistry: 2 units

Upper Division Chemistry Electives: 9-10 units

Select one course from the following:

CHEM 435 Advanced Biochemistry: 3 units

CHEM 442 Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3 units

CHEM 470 Special Topics in Chemistry: 3 units

And select two courses from the following:

MATH 207 Computer Programming: 3 units

MATH 281 Multivariable Calculus: 4 units

MATH 300 Linear Algebra: 3 units

MATH 310 Differential Equations: 3 units

MATH 365 Probability and Statistics: 3 units

MATH 390 Numerical Analysis: 3 units

PSCI 227 Modern Physics: 3 units

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