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Chemistry, BS


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The BS degree is appropriate for those students who will continue to study or work in chemistry or the natural sciences.

Chemistry majors interested in teaching science in the high schools should meet with an advisor early in their program to plan an appropriate course sequence. Chemistry majors with strong academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Roosevelt Scholars Program.


  • Courses applying to the major must be taken on a letter grade basis.
  • All courses applying to the chemistry major must be passed with a grade of C or higher and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • At least 25 semester hours of the required chemistry courses must be completed at Roosevelt University.
  • Chemistry courses must be taken within eight years of graduation to be accepted for credit without examination.
  • Undergraduate research with a faculty member is recommended for graduation. Three credits of research may substitute for an elective course.
  • Entering students with a score of at least four on the AP chemistry placement examination will receive credit for CHEM 201.

  BCHM 355 Biochemistry .....3
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 237 Quantitative Environmental Analysis .....5
  CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics .....5
  CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry - Quantum Mechanics .....5
  CHEM 337 Instrumental Analysis .....5
  CHEM 341 Inorganic Chemistry .....3
  CHEM 347 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory .....5
  CHEM 393 Chemistry Seminar .....1
  PHYS 231 Introductory Calculus-Based Physics I .....5
  PHYS 232 Introductory Calculus-Based Physics II .....5


One 300 level CHEM course chosen from the list below:
  CHEM 318 Synthetic Organic Chemistry .....5
  CHEM 319 Organometallic Chemistry .....3
  CHEM 395 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry .....1-3

First Electives

  CHEM 313 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory .....5

Math Requirements

  MATH 231 Calculus I .....4
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....4
One other mathematics course chosen from the list below
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 300 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 307 Differential Equations .....3


  General education, University Writing Requirement, and electives to total: .....120