Requirements - Bachelor of Science Degree
Units required for the Major: 77
Minimum total units required for the BS: 122
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.
Note: Additional units may be required to meet the Sacramento State foreign language requirement.
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.
A. Required Lower Division Courses (44 units)
|(5)||CHEM 1A*||General Chemistry I (High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent)|
|(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 24, CHEM 124; CHEM 124 may be taken concurrently)|
|(4)||CHEM 31||Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 1B)|
|(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)|
|(4)||MATH 32||Calculus III (MATH 31)|
|(4)||PHYS 11A||General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30, MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses; MATH 31 may be taken concurrently)|
|(4)||PHYS 11B||General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound (MATH 31, PHYS 11A)|
|(4)||PHYS 11C||General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31, PHYS 11A)|
B. Required Upper Division Courses (33 units)
|(3)||CHEM 110||Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (CHEM 125, CHEM 140B or CHEM 142 or instructor permission; CHEM 140B may be taken concurrently, however, students are encouraged to complete CHEM 140B and CHEM 141 first; Corequisite: CHEM 110L)|
|(2)||CHEM 110L||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 125, ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course; Corequisite: CHEM 110)|
|(3)||CHEM 124||Organic Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 24, or instructor permission; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 25 recommended)|
|(3)||CHEM 125||Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 25, CHEM 124, ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course)|
|(4)||CHEM 133||Chemical Instrumentation (CHEM 31, CHEM 140B or CHEM 142, ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course)|
|(3)||CHEM 140A||Physical Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1B, CHEM 24, CHEM 31, MATH 32; PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B or PHYS 11A, PHYS 11B, PHYS 11C; PHYS 11C may be taken concurrently)|
|(3)||CHEM 140B||Physical Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 140A)|
|(3)||CHEM 141||Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 142 , ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course; CHEM 140B may be taken concurrently)|
|(3)||CHEM 160A||Structure and Function of Biological Molecules (CHEM 124; MATH 26A or MATH 30 is recommended)|
|(6) Additional courses from the following to a minimum total of 33 upper division units in Chemistry. Elective courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.|
|CHEM 128||Organic Synthesis (CHEM 124)|
|CHEM 198||Senior Research (One upper division chemistry laboratory class, ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course, instructor permission and department chair permission)|
An appropriate upper division mathematics or physics course approved by advisor and department chair.