Chemistry Program Requirements

Students majoring in chemistry may earn the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. These differ in the number of required courses in mathematics and chemistry.

Students seeking adolescence teaching certification in chemistry follow a degree plan leading to a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Adolescence Education – Chemical Education.

For students majoring in chemistry, all courses that are required for the major program are included in determination of the grade point average in the major

B.S. Chemistry

The B.S. degree provides excellent preparation for careers which require an in-depth chemistry background, for graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry leading to the Ph.D. degree, or for professional studies in medical, dental, veterinary, and law schools.

B.S. Chemistry Program Requirements
  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 250 - Sophomore Seminar (1 credit)
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 315L - Analytical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 316 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 316L - Analytical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 365 - Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 365L - Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 366 - Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 366L - Physical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 408 - Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 412 - Advanced Topics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 431 - Spectroscopic Identification (3 credits)
  • CHEM 435 - Advanced Laboratory I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 436 - Advanced Laboratory II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 441 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 449 - Seminar Preparation (0 credits)
  • CHEM 450 - Seminar (1 credit)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MATH 221C - Calculus III (4 credits)
  • MATH 222 - SQ Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I* (4 credits)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II* (4 credits)

Total: 77 credits

*The department of chemistry strongly recommends that majors take PHYS 131C and 132C, Calculus-based Physics, to satisfy their college physics requirement.


B.A. Chemistry

The B.A. degree is designed to allow you to study a wider variety of disciplines. You'll take the core chemistry courses in general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, but also take enough additional courses in other departments to complete a major in chemistry and a minor in another field.

B.A. Chemistry Degree Requirements
  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 250 - Sophomore Seminar (1)
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 315L - Analytical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 316 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 316L - Analytical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 365 - Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 365L - Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 366 - Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 366L - Physical Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 449 - Seminar Preparation (0)
  • CHEM 450 - Seminar (1)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • Choose one:
    • MATH 221C Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 222 SQ Differential Equations (3)
  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I* (4)
    PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II* (4)

Total: 59-60 credits

*The department strongly recommends that majors take PHYS 131C and 132C, Calculus-based Physics, to satisfy their college physics requirement.


B.S. in Inclusive Adolescence Education - Chemical Education (Dual Major)

If you think you'd like to teach chemistry at the middle or high school level, Fisher offers the option to earn a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Adolescence Education - Chemical Education degree. This program includes education courses, field experiences, student teaching and courses for Certification in Students with Disabilities (7–12) and Middle School Extension (5–6) in the content area.

B.S. Inclusive Adolescence Education – Chemical Education Requirements (Chemical Education requirements only)

(Only for students also pursuing the inclusive adolescence education major.)

As early as possible, a student should consult with an education advisor to set up a program leading to certification.

  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • CHEM 250 - Sophomore Seminar (1)
  • CHEM 300 - Practicum in Laboratory Development (3)
  • CHEM 315 - Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 315L - Analytical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 365 - Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 365L - Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • CHEM 316 Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits)
    • CHEM 366 Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • CHEM 408 - Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 441 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CHEM 449 - Seminar Preparation (0)
  • CHEM 450 - Seminar (1)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I* (4)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II* (4)

Total: 58 credits (plus 46 credits for the inclusive adolescence education major)

*The department strongly recommends that majors take PHYS 131C and 132C, Calculus-based Physics, to satisfy their college physics requirement.


Minor in Chemistry

The minor in chemistry consists of 22-23 credits of chemistry coursework.

Chemistry Minor Program Requirements
  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
  • One CHEM lecture course (3 credits) with the corresponding lab courses at or beyond CHEM 315 (1 or 2 credits)
    (CHEM 410 is the corresponding lab for CHEM 408; CHEM 435 is the corresponding lab for CHEM 431)

Total: 22-23 credits

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.