As a chemistry major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll gain an understanding of the unifying themes, as well as the diversity, of natural and synthetic materials and their importance within the environment and technology Choose between two degree programs to focus your studies on your interests. The Bachelor of Arts degree will allow for greater flexibility in your undergraduate coursework whether you’re studying analytical chemistry or general physics. This flexibility may be used to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective coursework.
- Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction
- Research-based courses allow for hands on experience and emphasize learning outside of the textbook
- Faculty with experience ranging from chemical engineering to physical chemistry
You will be prepared for positions in industry and government or for advanced study in a variety of scientific disciplines. Common careers for chemists include teacher, researcher, forensic and environmental scientist. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s research
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL 100||Principles of Biology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
Required Courses (45 Units)
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 311||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 312L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||2|
|CHEM 313L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CHEM 321||Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 321L||Inorganic Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM 350||Analytical Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 350L||Analytical Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM 496||Chemistry Research Credits*:||1-4|
|MATH 220||Calculus II||4|
|General Physics I or|
University Physics I
|General Physics II or|
University Physics II
|CHEM 498||Chemistry Senior Thesis||1|
- Select 8 additional units of upper-division chemistry.
*Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units