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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Chemistry Major (BA)

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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 wishing to attend graduate school in interdisciplinary programs or professional school, establish a double major, obtain a secondary teaching license, or study abroad, the following courses constitute the minimum requirement for the BA degree. American Chemical Society certification may be obtained by completing CHEM 5960 - Capstone Seminar in addition to the upper division electives.


Major Requirements

Mathematics (2 courses):

One additional math or statistics course, numbered 3000 or above, is highly recommended.

Upper division electives-12 credits chosen from the following:

Physics, Biology, or Biochemistry courses numbered 3000 or higher may be substituted with approval of the department chair.

Seminar experience:

And one of the following:

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