The B.A. degree in chemistry is appropriate for students who desire greater flexibility in their undergraduate coursework. This flexibility may be used to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective coursework

Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Emphasis on research
  • Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students

Career opportunities

Common careers for chemists include teachers, researcher, forensic and environmental scientists. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research.

Program director

Jonathan Dick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Sciences

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

CodeTitleUnits
BIOL-100Principles of Biology4
CHEM-103General Chemistry I4
MATH-210Calculus I4

Required Courses (45 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
CHEM-104General Chemistry II4
CHEM-310Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM-311Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM-312LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM-313LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM-321Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM-321LInorganic Chemistry Lab0
CHEM-350Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM-350LAnalytical Chemistry Lab0
CHEM-496Research Project2
MATH-220Calculus II4
PHYS-120
or PHYS-130
General Physics I
University Physics I
4
4
PHYS-121
or PHYS-131
General Physics II
University Physics II
4
4
CHEM-498Senior Thesis1

Select 8 additional units of upper-division chemistry