Chemistry BA

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree

Units required for Major: 64 -77
Minimum total units required for the BA: 120
A minimum grade of ''C-'' is required in all courses applied to the Chemistry major. Grades below "C-" in prerequisite courses do not satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Core Requirements (39-43 units)

(5)

CHEM 1A*

General Chemistry I (High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent, or minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 4)

(5)

CHEM 1B

General Chemistry II (CHEM 1A with a passing grade of "C" or better)

(3)

CHEM 24

Organic Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1B)

(3)

CHEM 25

Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 24CHEM 124CHEM 124 may be taken concurrently)

(4)

CHEM 31

Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 1B)

(3)

CHEM 124

Organic Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 24, or instructor permission; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 25recommended)

(4)

MATH 30

Calculus I (MATH 29 or four years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of mathematical analysis; completion of ELM requirement and Pre-Calculus diagnostic test)

(4)

MATH 31

Calculus II (MATH 30 or appropriate high school based AP credit)

(8-12)

PHYS 5A

General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Sound (Recently completed three years of high school algebra and geometry; and a college course in algebra and trigonometry; MATH 9 recommended for those having an inadequate mathematics background AND

PHYS 5B

General Physics: Light, Electricity, and Magnetism, Modern Physics (PHYS 5A or instructor permission) OR

PHYS 11A

General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses;MATH 31 may be taken concurrently) AND

PHYS 11B

General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound (MATH 31PHYS 11AAND

PHYS 11C

General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31PHYS 11A)

*Passing a placement exam or obtaining a passing grade of "C" or better in CHEM 4 is required to enroll in CHEM 1A.

Additional Requirements for Concentration

B. Units required: 25-34

Students should choose one of the three following focuses with advice from their Department advisor. Units are in addition to the core requirements above.

No Concentration - General (25 units)

(3)

CHEM 140A

Physical Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1BCHEM 24CHEM 31MATH 32PHYS 5APHYS 5B or PHYS 11APHYS 11BPHYS 11CPHYS 11C may be taken concurrently)

(3)

CHEM 140B

Physical Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 140A)

(4)

MATH 32

Calculus III (MATH 31)

(15) Additional courses to a minimum of 24 upper division units in Chemistry. Must include two labratory courses. Graduate courses may be used as elective courses with instructor and department Chair permission. Elective courses should be selected in consultation with an adviser.