Program Admission Requirements for New and Continuing Students: Admission to this academic program is limited and is based on space availability and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to: courses completed, cumulative GPA, hours completed, personal interview or written statement, and samples of work completed. For additional information on minimum requirements for admission and the application and selection process, visit the Majors website or contact the undergraduate advisor for the intended major.
General Department Information
The Department of Chemistry is on the Approved Program list of the American Chemical Society. Contact the department for specific certification requirements.
The Honors Program seeks to facilitate customized learning for Honors students in their disciplines by offering the opportunity for students to engage in Honors education and to have Honors Learning Experiences in upper division courses. Honors students may choose to focus their Honors Learning in their major and pursue the Honors in the Major designation, which is awarded at graduation. Learn more about Honors in the Major.
Students earn this designation at graduation. In addition to remaining in good standing with the Honors Program, Honors students must also:
- Complete two Honors Learning Experiences in CHE courses, specifically: Honors selections of CHE 140 and CHE 141 or an Honors Contract in a CHE course at the 200-level or higher.
- Complete four of the following courses with an Honors Contract in one course: CHE 301, CHE 302, CHE 315, CHE 344, CHE 350, CHE 362, CHE 372, CHE 380a##, CHE/PHY 318
- Complete an Honors Capstone Experience, specifically: 5 hours of CHE 290/CHE 299 (of which at least 3 hours are CHE 299) that culminates in a research presentation at a university, regional, national and/or international conference or symposium
For more information on Honors in Chemistry, including admission and retention standards, please visit the Honors website.
Major in Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education Sequence
Chemistry Pedagogy Emphasis Sequence
This sequence is not available for direct admission. Contact the department or undergraduate advisor for more information.
Major in Biochemistry
Minor in Chemistry
21 credit hours required in Chemistry, including at least 13 hours in courses numbered 200 or higher excluding CHE 204