Chemistry Major CSU Academic Programs
The Chemistry major is designed to give students a broad background in science and mathematics with a solid core in chemistry. It prepares them for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in industry and government at the local, state, and federal levels.
|CHEM 102||General Chemistry II|
|CHEM 205||Quantitative Analysis|
|CHEM 307||Organic Chemistry I|
|CHEM 308||Organic Chemistry II|
|CHEM 401||Physical Chemistry I|
|CHEM 402||Physical Chemistry II|
|CHEM 405||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry or Nanotechnology 400|
* CHEM 101 should be taken as a Natural Science GER.
|BIOL 103||General Botany|
|BIOL 106||Fundamentals of Cell Biology|
Other courses in Biology may be substituted for BIOL 103 and BIOL 106 with the permission of the department chairperson.
|MATH 132||Pre-Calculus II|
|MATH 201||Calculus I|
|MATH 202||Calculus II|
|PHYS 303||Mechanics and Particle Dynamics|
|PHYS 304||Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism-Calculus Based|
Chemistry majors must also successfully pass a comprehensive exit exam during the Spring of the senior year and complete a senior thesis.
Major in Chemistry (Teacher Certification Track)
The Chemistry major (Teacher Certification) prepares students for teaching in the secondary school and offers a relevant series of courses in chemistry and related sciences to students who are interested in exploring educational career possibilities in chemistry. Science requirements for this major are the same as those for the liberal arts Chemistry major. In addition, students must take sufficient professional education courses for certification.
See Program of Study: Chemistry Major (Teacher Certification Track).
Intro to Research
Program Elective 4 Semester Total 15
¦CHEM 308 Organic Chemistry II
5 ¦CHEM 408 Independent Study
4 ? Program Elective 3 ? Program Elective 3 Semester Total 15 Level IV (Senior)
| Fall Semester
|¦CHEM 401|| Physical Chem I
|¦CHEM 403|| Seminar in Chem I
|¦NANO 400|| Intro to Nanotech
|¦PHYS 303|| Mech Part Dynamic
| Spring Semester
|¦CHEM 402||English Composition II||4|
|¦CHEM 404||World History II||1|
| ¦CHEM 313
|¦PHYS 304|| Heat & Electricity
Major: Chemistry-Concentration: Secondary Education
|Level I (First Year)
|Level II (Sophomore)
|Level III (Junior)
|Level IV (Senior)
|*||General Education Requirement|
|**||University Graduation Requirement|
|»||or any 2 part 200 level History|
|?||or any ENGL 200 level or above|
|•||BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103|
|×||PHIL 103 or PHIL 102|
|†||or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211|
||or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102|
|?||General Elective - any University course|
|?||Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline|
|§||Management Science Elective|
NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.