The chemistry major will provide you with an understanding of the unifying themes, as well as the diversity, of natural and synthetic materials and their importance within the environment and technology. You will be prepared for positions in industry and government or for advanced study in a variety of scientific disciplines. The B.S. degree is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone.
- Small class sizes
- Emphasis on research
- Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students
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.
Ken Cheung, Ph.D.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL-111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM-103||General Chemistry 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-321L||Inorganic Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM-350L||Analytical Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM-450L||Instrumental Analysis Lab||0|
|CHEM-460L||Physical Chemistry Lab||0|
Select 4 additional units of upper-division chemistry.
|PHYS-130||University Physics I||4|
|PHYS-131||University Physics II||4|