This list of courses is a minimum; students regularly take more chemistry courses than required.
1. Introductory Course Requirements
The introductory sequence and background requirements:
Chemistry 141-142: Basic Principles of Chemistry
Physics 141: Introduction to Physics I and
Mathematics 141-142: Calculus I-II
Most students start with (Chemistry 141) in the fall semester of their first year. (Chemistry 142) which continues the fundamentals of Chemistry is taught in the spring. Students with Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 may choose to place out of (Chemistry 141) and/or (Chemistry 142) with the permission of the instructor. Contact Prof. McLaughlin for further information on advanced course placement. The four other introductory level courses should be taken before moderation, which occurs during the end of the second year.
2. Intermediate Course Requirements
The intermediate sequence:
Chemistry 201-202: Organic Chemistry
Most students will take (Chemistry 201), Organic Chemistry, in the fall semester of their second year. Chemistry 202, which continues the examination of Organic Chemistry, is normally offered in the spring semester.
3. Advanced Course Requirements
By graduation, all chemistry and biochemistry majors should have taken a selection of advanced courses, four of which include:
Chemistry 311: Physical Chemistry;
Chemistry 312: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry;
Chemistry 350: Laboratory Concepts: Analytical and Physical Techniques; and
Chemistry 360: Laboratory Concepts and Techniques: Synthesis
The final required course is selected from one of our 400-level offerings, which are seminar-style courses that focus on the recent primary literature in one or more subfields of chemistry.