Bachelor of Science
College of Science & Engineering
Admission to the chemistry major
Completion of lower-division requirements
You must have completed lower division requirements with a minimum technical 3.2 GPA. Students below this technical GPA are admitted on a space-available basis. Deadlines for admission are December 30 and May 25.
All required courses for the major including composition must be taken on A-F grading, and must be completed with at least a C- grade. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
|2 courses general chemistry||1061/1065 and 1062/1066|
or Honors 1071H/1075H and 1072H/1076H
|2 lectures and one lab course organic chemistry||2301, 2302 or 2304, 2311 |
or Honors 2331H and 23332H, and lab 2312H in the fall term
|1 lecture and lab course analytical chemistry||2101, 2111|
|2 lectures physical chemistry||4501, 4502|
|1 lecture inorganic chemistry||4701|
|1 three-credit advanced chemistry lecture||selected from any non-required upper level course in chemistry|
|3 advanced chemistry labs|
Chem 4311 (Advanced Organic Laboratory)
for the third lab, CSE students can two credits of Directed Studies Research (Chem 4094) or, by petition, advanced labs of two credits or more at the 3XXX level or higher in science or engineering departments (ChEn 4401, ChEn 4402, BioC 4025, Phys 2605, MatS 3851)
|12 credits math||1271 Calculus I|
1272 Calculus II
2263 Multivariable Calculus
|8 credits physics||1301-1302, Introductory Physics and Laboratories (calculus level)|
|3-4 credits advanced math or physics elective||Selected from Math 2243 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations) or|
Phys 2303 (Introductory Physics III) or
Phys 2503 (Modern Physics Principles) or Stat 3021 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
|6 credits advanced technical electives||Selected from 3XXX- and higher-level courses of three credits or more in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, chemical engineering, materials science, math, physics, public health, and statistics|
|Composition and writing||1011 University Writing and Critical Reading (4 credits)|
4 writing intensive requirements
All chemistry majors must have a one-year plan on file in the Advising Office, 135 Smith Hall, prior to fall registration. An adviser will help with development of the plan. This is the only way to receive computer approval and remove the department stamp (DS) hold.
A student earning a bachelor's degree must complete 30 credits at the University of Minnesota and 15 credits of the last 30 credits. For chemistry, at least 10 credits of advanced chemistry courses of which at least one advanced lab course must be taken at the University of Minnesota.