B.S. in Chemistry (CE.BS; CE.BIO.BS; CE.IND.BS)

B.S. in Chemistry (CE.BS; CE.BIO.BS; CE.IND.BS)

Major Requirements/Chemistry (37 credits) 1
CE-111General Chemistry I3
CE-111RGeneral Chemistry I Recitation1
CE-111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I1
CE-112General Chemistry II3
CE-112RGeneral Chemistry II Recitation1
CE-112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CE-221Analytical Chemistry I Quantitative Analysis3
CE-221LAnalytical Chemistry I Laboratory Quantitative Analysis1
CE-241Organic Chemistry I3
CE-241LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CE-242Organic Chemistry II3
CE-242LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CE-314Chemical Literature and Seminar3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education.
CE-322Analytical Chemistry II Instrumental Analysis3
CE-322LAnalytical Chemistry II Laboratory2
CE-341Physical Chemistry I3
CE-341LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory1
(Chemistry courses satisfy Natural Science (NS) in General Education)
CE-300+ Elective: Select one course from the following list.3
NMR Spectroscopy
Biochemistry Laboratory
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Medicinal Chemistry
Interdisciplinary Requirements (14 credits)
MA-116Calculus for the Biological Sciences3
or MA-125 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MA-151Statistics with Applications3
(MA-125, MA-116 or MA-151 satisfy Mathematics in General Education)
PH-211General Physics with Calculus I3
PH-211LGeneral Physics with Calculus Laboratory I1
PH-212General Physics with Calculus II3
PH-212LGeneral Physics with Calculus Laboratory II1
Option: Biochemistry track (13 credits) 3
Biochemistry Laboratory
Biophysical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Option: Industry Track (13 Credits) 4
Industrial Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Methods Development and Statistical Process Control
And one from the following Courses (lecture and Lab)
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Free Electives (36 credits)
Select up to 36 credits of free electives36
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 5
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table.33
Total Credits120

Students desiring certification by the ACS should enroll in the CE.ACS program and should consult with the department chair and academic advisor.


CE-350, Research in Chemistry, is highly recommended and may be taken as free electives.  Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


Students opting for the Biochemistry Track are advised to take CE-333 (and CE-333L) from the CE-300+ elective list of courses so that they will take only 9 credits from the remaining track courses. This way the total number of credits required to graduate from the program remains 120. 


Students opting for the Industry Track are advised to take CE-432 Advanced Analytical Chemistry from the list of the CE-300+ elective courses so that they will need to take only 10 credits from the remaining track courses. This way the total number of credits required to graduate from the program remains 120. 


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

B.S. in Chemistry Sequence Chart

First Year
CE-111 General Chemistry I3CE-112 General Chemistry II3
CE-111R General Chemistry I Recitation1CE-112R General Chemistry II Recitation1
CE-111L General Chemistry Laboratory I1CE-112L General Chemistry Laboratory II1
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
IT-102 Information Technology for Scientists3MA-151 Statistics with Applications3
MA-116 Calculus for the Biological Sciences63Gen*Ed Social Science3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits14
Second Year
CE-241 Organic Chemistry I3CE-242 Organic Chemistry II3
CE-241L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1CE-242L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
PH-211 General Physics with Calculus I3CE-221 Analytical Chemistry I Quantitative Analysis3
PH-211L General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I1CE-221L Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory Quantitative Analysis1
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives3PH-212 General Physics with Calculus II3
free electives3PH-212L General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II1
 Free Elective Credits3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits15
Third Year
CE-314 Chemical Literature and Seminar73Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity or Global Understanding3
CE-341 Physical Chemistry I3Gen*Ed Literature3
CE-341L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory1Free Electives89
CE300+ Chemistry Elective or Free Elective73 
Gen*Ed Historical or Social Science Persp.3 
Gen*Ed Aesthetics & Creativity3 
Semester Credits16Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
CE-322 Analytical Chemistry II Instrumental Analysis3CE300+ Chemistry Elective (if not already taken)103
CE-322L Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory2Gen*Ed Interdisc. Perspect.3
CE-300+ Elective (See Curriculum Chart for list of options)3Free Electives119
Gen*Ed World Language3 
Free Electives96 
Semester Credits17Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120