Chemistry Curriculum

As a chemistry major, you will spend your first two years taking foundation courses in the basics of chemistry and organic chemistry, along with biology, mathematics and physics. In your final two years, you’ll take a combination of required and advanced elective courses, enabling you to focus your training in an area of chemistry of particular interest, and have the opportunity to engage in independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

In addition, you will complete the General Education Curriculum, a collection of interdisciplinary, humanities and social sciences courses that enhance critical writing and speaking skills and add breadth to your educational experience.

The following is a typical curriculum for chemistry students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2014; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Introductory Biology I, II
Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Orientation for the Chemical Sciences
Mathematical Analysis I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II
General Education Requirement

Second Year

Principles of Organic Chemistry I, II
Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Basic Inorganic Chemistry
Mathematical Analysis III
Mathematical Analysis IV or Introduction to Biostatistics
Physics I, II
Intellectual Heritage I, II

Third Year

Discussions in Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I, II
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Principles of Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Lab
Instrumental Analysis
Instrumental Analysis Lab
Literature of Chemistry
Public Speaking
General Education Requirements

Fourth Year

Seminar in Chemistry I, II
Physical Chemistry Lab I, II
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Program Electives including Research
Free Electives
General Education Requirement

Additional general education courses are required as part of the program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the chemistry curriculum, see the University Catalog.

University Catalog
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