Chemistry Major with Polymer Option
There are four routes by which one may earn a chemistry major. Each route starts with a two semester general chemistry sequence and the following core of chemistry and collateral courses.
Chem 105 and 106 or 117, 248, 325, 326, 335, 336, 355, 446.
Math 120, 121, 222 Physics 240 (formerly numbered 150), 250
Additional courses which build upon this core and complete the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option consists of a minimum of 67 credits (62 credits if taking Chem 117) including the following:
The following chemistry courses which focus on the chemical and physical properties of polymers: Chem 371, 373, 474, 478.
At least 2 credits chosen from Chem 329, 339, 365, 387, 425, 455.
If you are interested in the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option, then complete details about the curricula are available in the Student Handbook for the Chemistry Department or in the course catalog.
The Department of Chemistry encourages you to graduate in four years. Below is a suggested sequence of courses that was designed to illustrate how a student could successfully complete the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option in 4 years.
Suggested Course Sequence for Chemistry Major with Polymer Option
- In addition to the courses listed above, students must take 2 credits of chemistry electives.
- Chem 371, 373, 474 and 478 are offered every other year. For some students these courses will be offered in year 3.
*Students taking Chem 117 in the fall may take Chem 248 or Chem 325 in the spring.