Core Courses

For all degrees and programs in the department of physical sciences, a basic core of courses is required. After these foundational courses, the student is then free to choose from a variety of courses to fit their specific academic plan and career goals. The department offers a BS degree in chemistry, a BS degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry, and programs for students interested in environmental chemistry, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary specializations.

The core courses consist of the following:

CHE 111/111LGeneral Chemistry I4
CHE 112/112LGeneral Chemistry II4
CHE 343/343LOrganic Chemistry I4
CHE 344/344LOrganic Chemistry II4
PHY 201/201L or 211/211LPhysics I4
PHY 202/202L or 212/212LPhysics II4
MAT 211Calculus I4
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