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Chemistry Major

The information listed on this page is only a summary; students should check with their advisor to ensure they have fufilled all requirements. Full requirements for the major can be found in the Colorado College Catalog of Courses for the year in which you declared your major. Download a PDF file of the following requirements.

Updated March 26, 2010.

Requirements for Chemistry Major and
Suggested Year of Completion (14.50)

Requirements for ACS Chemistry Major and
Suggested Year of Completion (15.50)

First Year
CH107, CH 108
MA126, MA 129

First Year
CH107, CH 108
MA126, MA 129

Second and Third Year
PC241, PC242
CH250: Organic I
CH241: Analytical
CH275: Inorganic I
CH366: Physical I or CH365: Biophysical
CH382 (requires CH251): Biochemistry

One of these courses can be replaced by an additional upper level course in a subdiscipline or cognate discipline

Second and Third Year
PC 241, PC242
CH250: Organic
CH 251 (before CH382): Organic II
CH241: Analytical
CH275: Inorganic
CH366: Physical or CH365: Biophysical
CH382 (requires CH251): Biochemistry

Fourth Year
Three In-Depth Courses: can be from any specific sub-discipline or a mixture of organic, inorganic, analytical, or physical

CH201/301/401: Research
CH 251 (before CH382): Organic II
CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH383: Biochemistry II
CH475: Inorganic II

Upper level courses in cognate disciplines (with significant lab hours) may also be approved by the department

CH490: Seminar Course is Required

Fourth Year
Three In-Depth Courses: can be from any specific sub-discipline
or a mixture of organic, inorganic, analytical, or physical

CH201/301/401: Research (with paper)
CH342: Instrumental
CH351: Organic III
CH367: Physical II
CH383: Biochemistry II
CH475: Inorganic II

Upper level courses in cognate disciplines (with significant lab hours) may also be approved by the department

CH490: Seminar Course is Required