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.
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|
|CHEM 450||Instrumental Analysis||4|
|CHEM 450L||Instrumental Analysis Lab||0|
|CHEM 460||Physical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 460L||Physical Chemistry Lab||0|
|CHEM 496||Chemistry Research Credits*||1-4|
|CHEM 498||Chemistry Senior Thesis||1|
Select 4 additional units of upper-division chemistry.
*Must be taken for a minimum of 3 units
|MATH 220||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 230||Calculus III||4|
|Linear Algebra or|
Numerical Analysis or
|PHYS 130||University Physics I||4|
|PHYS 131||University Physics II||4|