Chemistry Major – Curriculum & Duration

As a chemistry major, you will spend your first two years taking foundation courses in the basics of chemistry and organic chemistry, along with biology, mathematics and physics. In your final two years, you’ll take a combination of required and advanced elective courses, enabling you to focus your training in an area of chemistry of particular interest, and have the opportunity to engage in independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

In addition, you will complete the General Education Curriculum, a collection of interdisciplinary, humanities and social sciences courses that enhance critical writing and speaking skills and add breadth to your educational experience.

The following is a typical curriculum for chemistry students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2020; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curriculam

First Year

Introductory Biology I

Introductory Biology I Lab

Principles of Chemistry I, II

Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II

Orientation for the Chemical Sciences

Precalculus, Calculus I

Writing and Rhetoric I, II

Physical Education I, II

General Education Humanities or Social Science Requirement

Second Year

Principles of Organic Chemistry I, II

Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab I, II

Literature of Chemistry

Basic Inorganic Chemistry

Calculus II, III

Physics I, II

Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement

Third Year

Discussions in Chemistry

Physical Chemistry I, II

Molecular Structures in Biochemistry

Principles of Analytical Chemistry

Analytical and Physical Methods Lab I, II

Instrumental Analysis

Public Speaking

General Education Humanities or Social Sciences Requirement

Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement

Fourth Year

Seminar in Chemistry I, II

Physical Chemistry Lab I

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic and Materials Synthesis

Chemistry Program Electives including Research

Free Electives

General Education Humanities and Social Science Requirements