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.
Students in the Honors Program can choose to pursue various designations to earn upon graduation, including Honors in the Major. By completing Honors, students will:
- Engage in an enriched and extended learning experience;
- Develop as scholars and gain an edge over their peers by choosing a rigorous preparation in their field of study;
- Be recognized in the Commencement Book, transcript, and on the diploma.
Students earn this designation at graduation; requirements, including being in good standing with the Honors Program, are reviewed at the end of the final semester:
- 3.30 cumulative GPA
- 3.50 major GPA
- Fulfill Honors Program participation requirements: one Honors Learning Experience per semester in the program, including the final semester (students are not required to complete an Honors Learning Experience when they are off-campus)
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
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