The ACS Certified B.S. degree program is the most rigorous option and includes additional coursework in biochemistry and upper division course options. A student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the chemistry courses. A typical sequence of courses is shown below:  

Chemistry Courses

  • General Chemistry (1127Q and 1128Q)
  • Organic Chemistry (2443, 2444 and Laboratory 2445)
  • Physical Chemistry (3563, 3564 and Laboratory 3565W)
  • Analytical Chemistry [Quantitative (3332) and Instrumental Analysis (3334)]
  • Inorganic Chemistry (3210, 3214 and Laboratory 3215)

Non-Chemistry Courses

  • Math [Calculus I (1131Q) and Calculus II (1132Q)]
  • Math [Multivariable Calculus (2110Q) and Differential Equations (2410Q)]
  • Physics [PHYS (1401, 1402) or (1601, 1602)]
  • Biology (MCB 1107, 1108 or 1110)
  • Biochemistry (MCB 2000, 3010)

In addition to at least one of the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Research (3189)
  • Advanced Organic Laboratory (3442W)
  • Polymer Chemistry (3661)
  • Quantum Chemistry (4551)
  • Environmental Chemistry (4370)
  • or any of the many first-year graduate chemistry courses