30 credit hours in chemistry to include:
42 credits in chemistry including 30 hours as indicated for the B.A. degree plus
38 credits in chemistry; 15 in biology; 8 in math; 8 in physics
A grade of "C" or above in a prerequisite course is required for enrollment in an advanced course in chemistry. This Chemistry and biochemistry majors are encouraged to take additional courses (e.g. Advanced Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, the second semester of Physical Chemistry for biochemistry majors) beyond the required courses specified above.
All Chemistry and Biochemistry majors must pass a general written comprehensive examination, which is given spring semester in the senior year. The examination consists of questions in general chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. All questions on the exam are based upon prior course work. A study guide and sample questions are available from the Department. Students earn a pass with distinction, pass, low pass, or failure. Students normally take the comprehensive at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year.