The ACS Certified Chemistry Major is designed for students interested in going directly into the chemical industry after graduation. While this degree is designed for those going into the chemical industry, it is more than adequate for those planning on going to graduate school in chemistry. A minimum of 42 CHEM credit hours must be selected according to the following guidelines.
Students must take some biochemistry coursework. They can elect to take either Introductory Biochemistry (CHEM 3550) and an additional 5000-level course for a minimum of 42 hours, as shown, or to take Biochemistry I & II (CHEM 5500 and CHEM 5540).
Additional courses in statistics (STAT 2600 or STAT 3640) and Differential Equations (MATH 2740 or MATH 3740) are recommended.
Suggested sequence to satisfy major:
Below is a suggested sequence of required courses to satisfy the ACS Certified Major that accounts for prerequisite courses and courses offered in limited semesters.