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Chemistry Major Requirements

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The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degree requires at least 54 credits in Chemistry and Biology. In addition to meeting the course requirements for the major, all students must also fulfill the General Education Requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry requires 120 credits.


Teacher Certification and Chemistry Degree

Students may combine Teacher Certification with a degree in Chemistry. Please refer to Rosemont's Department of Education for details.


General Education Requirements - Chemistry Major

In addition to meeting the course requirements for the Chemistry major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. Nine credits of coursework required for the Chemistry major may be applied to General Education requirements.


Required Courses (33 Credits)

  • CHE 0142 - General Chemistry I - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0143 - General Chemistry I Laboratory -  1 Credit
  • CHE 0145 - General Chemistry II - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0146 - General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE 0230 - Organic Chemistry I - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0231 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE 0235 - Organic Chemistry II - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0236 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE 0250 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0300 - Analytical Chemistry - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0301 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE 0320 - Physical Chemistry I - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0321 - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE 0400 - Biochemistry I - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0445 - Senior Seminar - 3 Credits

 Two Chemistry Elective Courses (6-8 Credits)

Two classes from the following list.

  • CHE 0315 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0316 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • CHE Physical Chemistry II - 3 Credits
  • CHE 0326 - Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credit
  • CHE 0340 - Intro to Nanoscience and Nanotech 3 Credits
  • CHE 0415 - Biochemistry II - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0430 - Organic Mechanisms - 3 Credits

Required Supporting Courses (6-8 Credits)

  • BIO 0150 - General Biology I (Cell) - 3 Credits
  • BIO 0151 - Gernal Biology I Laboratory (Cell)- 1 Credit
  • MAT 0120 - Calculus I - 3 Credits
  • PHY 0100 - General Physics I - 3 Credits
  • PHY 0103 - General Physics I Laboratory - 1 Credit
  • PHY 0104 - General Physics II - 3 Credits
  • PHY 0104 - General Physics II Laboratory - 1 Credit

Recommended Supporting Courses (3 Credits)

  • MAT 0121 - Calculus II - 3 Credits

Elective Credits

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of science and mathematics courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.