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B.A. Chemistry


The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry prepares students for careers that require a foundational knowledge of chemistry, in areas such as business, policy, or education. It can also serve as preparation for professional programs in medicine and health-related fields. For a detailed description of the program and requirements, refer to the University Catalog.

Degree Roadmap

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B.A. Chemistry Roadmap

Year 1 Fall

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (5)
MATH 130 Calculus I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 1 Spring

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (5)
MATH 131 Calculus II (3)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Fall

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)
General Elective (GE)

Year 2 Spring

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 220 Quantitative Analysis (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Fall

CHEM 340 Survey of Biochemistry (3)
PHYS 125 Principles of Physics I (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 3 Spring

CHEM 320 Bioanalytical & Forensic Laboratory (3)
PHYS 126 Principles of Physics II (4)
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Fall

CHEM 350 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
Major Elective
General Elective (GE)

Year 4 Spring

CHEM 470 Chemical Literature (1)
Major Elective
General Elective (GE)

Major Elective

Choose from the following for a minimum of six units total:

CHEM 410 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 415 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
CHEM 420 Instrumental Analysis (3)
CHEM 425 Environmental Chemistry (4)
CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

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