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 Science degree will allow you to immerse yourself into the foundational coursework in the major and in supporting fields while culminating in a research capstone.
- 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
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
FPU is a partner school with Transferology, a web-based tool that allows you to match the courses you’ve already taken with FPU programs. Visit Transferology.com to create an account and get started.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
- Chemistry (AS-T) to Chemistry, B.S.
BS courses fulfilled through ADT:
- All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
- BS co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
- BIOL 111 General Biology: Cells and Physiology (4)
- BIOL 121 General Biology: Diversity and Ecology (4)
- CHEM 103 General Chemistry I (4)
- CHEM 104 General Chemistry II (4)
- MATH 210 Calculus I (4)
- PHYS 130 University Physics I (4)
- PHYS 131 University Physics II (4)
- This program is offered as daytime traditional
ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units
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 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
Required Courses (57 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|
|BIOL 421L||Biochemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM 460||Physical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 460L||Physical Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM 496||Chemistry Research|
Must be taken for a minimum of 3 units
|1 - 4|
|CHEM 498||Chemistry Senior Thesis||1|
Select 4 additional units with one of the following courses
|Microbiology Lab and|
|Instrumental Analysis Lab and|
|Cell and Molecular Biology Lab and|
Cell and Molecular Biology
|Genetics Lab and|
|MATH 220||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 230||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 205 and|
or MATH 335
or MATH 345
or MATH 360
or MATH 365
|Introductory Statistics and|
Introductory Statistics Lab
or Linear Algebra
or Numerical Analysis
or Probability and Statistical Methods
or Differential Equations
|PHYS 130||University Physics I||4|
|PHYS 131||University Physics II||4|
Ken Cheung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director, Chemistry
Jonathan Dick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Sciences
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology, Program Director, Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Health Sciences & Biology B.A.