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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BS)

Students are required to complete 120 units to meet the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry. Courses that are required for the major must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a grade of C- or better, with only one exception.

 

See the Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry for general information for all chemistry students.

 

Lower Division Requirements
Units
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry
5
CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts/Laboratory (3/2)
5
MATH 226 Calculus I
4
MATH 227 Calculus II
4
MATH 228 Calculus III
4
PHYS 220/222 General Physics with Calculus I/Laboratory (3/1)
4
PHYS 230/232 General Physics with Calculus II/Laboratory (3/1)
4
PHYS 240 General Physics with Calculus III
3
Lower Division Units
33
Upper Division Requirements
CHEM 320 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
4
CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
2
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
3
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I
3
CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 353 Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM 422 Instrumental Analysis
4
CHEM 425 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
2
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry
2
Students must complete at least 3 units of upper division electives selected from the lists below. These courses are organized via emphasis to indicate various student options for customizing their degree program. Consult an adviser regarding selection of upper division elective courses and check course co- and prerequisites before enrolling. Graduate-level courses in chemistry or appropriate courses in biology, physics, geosciences, and computer science may be substituted upon prior approval of adviser.
3
Research and Special Topics Courses
CHEM 470 Research (3)
CHEM 640 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry (1-3)
CHEM 641 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 699 Special Study in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 800 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
Emphasis in Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 420 Environmental Analysis
CHEM 821 Mass Spectrometry - Principles and Practice
Emphasis in Materials Chemistry
CHEM 800 Introduction to Nanoscience
PHYS 450 Introduction to Solid State Physics
Emphasis in Biochemistry
CHEM 341 Biochemistry II
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory
Emphasis in Bioorganic Chemistry
CHEM 640 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM 433 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 832 Organic Synthesis
CHEM 842 Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Emphasis in Computational Chemistry
CHEM 370 Computer Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry
MATH 309 Computation in Mathematics
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming
CHEM 850 Valency and Spectroscopy
BIOL 835 Computer Simulations in Biology (4)
Emphasis in Chemical Physics
CHEM 850 Valency and Spectroscopy
CHEM 852 Statistical Mechanics: Molecular Relaxation
CHEM 820 NMR Applications and Techniques
MATH 374 Advanced Calculus
MATH 376 Ordinary Differential Equations I
PHYS 320 Modern Physics I
PHYS 370 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Upper Division Units
38
Total Units for major
71

Note: From the 2008-09 SFSU Bulletin.

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