A college degree in chemistry is about the study of the materials that make up matter, or anything that takes up space. It focuses on atoms, molecules, and ions.

For this major you’ll take lots of chemistry classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in chemistry.

Sample Courses

Chemistry Courses:

  • Intro to Biochemistry
  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Physical Chemistry III
  • Physical Chemistry Lab I
  • Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • Systematic Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • Undergraduate Research Problems

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
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“I am a chemistry major, and I chose that because I love problem-solving and I love to learn how the world works.”

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