Chemistry, B.A.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree program requires fewer courses in chemistry than the Bachelor of Science program, leaving greater freedom for selection of courses in other areas. This frequently is the preferred route for students preparing for entry into the health professions, as well as for students seeking opportunities in public school education or direct employment in scientific industries.

The B.A. degree in Chemistry is the logical option for those who wish to prepare for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, patent law, and related professions.


Requirements: 120 Credits Total

A. Liberal Education

Refer to the Liberal Education Curriculum for specific requirements.

B. Core Requirements (include 1 Chemistry elective) 51 credits (minimum)

  • CP2120 Principles of Chemistry I 3 cr.
  • CP2121 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1cr.
  • CP2130 Principles of Chemistry II 3cr.
  • CP2131 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1cr.
  • CP3300 Organic Chemistry I 3cr.
  • CP3302 Organic Chemistry I Lab 2cr.
  • CP3310 Organic Chemistry II 3cr.
  • CP3312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 2cr.
  • CP3400 Analytical Chemistry 5cr.
  • CP4700 Physical Chemistry I 3cr.
  • CP4710 Physical Chemistry II 3cr.
  • CP4720 Physical Chemistry Lab 2cr.


  • CP4520 Biochemistry Lab 2cr.
  • CP5920 Seminar I 1cr.
  • CP5921 Seminar II 1cr.
  • CP2220 Structure of Physics I 3cr.


  • CP2240 General Physics I 3cr.
  • CP2221 Structure of Physics I Lab 1cr.


  • CP2230 Structure of Physics II 3cr.


  • CP2250 General Physics II 3cr.
  • CP2231 Structure of Physics II Lab 1cr.


  • CP2251 General Physics II Lab 1cr.
  • MA2310 Calculus I 4cr.
  • MA2320 Calculus II 4cr.

Chemistry Electives (at least one of the following) 2-5 credits

  • CP3230 Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences 3cr.
  • CP3450 Inorganic Chemistry 3cr.
  • CP4320 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3cr.
  • CP4490 Biochemistry for Life Sciences 3cr.
  • CP4510 Biochemistry I 3cr.
  • CP4515 Biochemistry II 3cr.
  • CP4520 Biochemistry Lab 2cr.
  • CP4720 Physical Chemistry Lab 2cr.
  • CP4800 Advanced Chemical Methods 5cr.
  • CP5500 Advanced Topics in Chemistry 3cr.
  • CP5900 Research 2-4cr.
  • CP9990 Independent Study in Chemistry/Physics 2‑4cr.

C. General Electives

In consultation with Academic Advisor