Undergraduate

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in Chemistry

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Six credits of coursework required for the chemistry major may be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 37 to 39 credits
CHE-0140 General Chemistry I and Laboratory 4 credits
CHE-0145 General Chemistry II and Laboratory 4 credits
CHE-0230 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory 4 credits
CHE-0235 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory 4 credits
CHE-0300 Analytical Chemistry 4 credits
CHE-0320 Physical Chemistry I*
4 credits
CHE-0400 Biomolecular Structure and Function 4 credits
CHE-0425 Senior Seminar 3 credits
*Taken at Villanova.

Two Chemistry Electives 6 to 8 credits, chosen from:
CHE-0315 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 4 credits
CHE-0325 Physical Chemistry II* 4 credits
CHE-0415 Biochemical Systems and Pathways 3 credits
CHE-0420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHE-0430 Organic Mechanisms 3 credits
*Taken at Villanova.

Required Supporting Courses 15 credits
BIO-0150 Life Science I and Laboratory 4 credits
MAT-0120 Calculus I 3 credits

Physics I and II with Lab* 8 credits
CHE-0420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHE-0430 Organic Mechanisms 3 credits

*Taken at Villanova. Carries a math prerequisite.

Recommend Supporting Courses 3 credits
MAT-0121 Calculus II 3 credits

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of science and mathematics courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.