Nearly all courses in chemistry are sequential and have prerequisites. Careful planning is necessary if students are to take full advantage of other options available to them at a liberal arts college. A decision to major in chemistry should be made as early as possible. A student wishing to major in chemistry should consult with one or more of the chemistry faculty.
Chemistry students may choose to complete a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Chemistry. Both of these degrees can satisfy the American Chemical Society (ACS) certification standards.
For students desiring to work as a chemist in industry or attend graduate school, the BS pathway is appropriate and requires a research experience. Graduates are certified by the American Chemical Society. The following courses constitute the minimum requirement.
Students must complete either General Chemistry I and II or Advanced General Chemistry.