Chemistry, BS: Pre-Professional

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Pace University offers Chemistry majors the option of earning two degrees, a B.S. in Chemistry at Pace University and a B.E. at either Manhattan College or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering. Both of these joint programs involve five years of education: three years of study at Pace and two years of study at the other institution, including summer coursework. Application for transfer is made by the student during the third year at Pace.

Note that Pace students generally follow the standard BS in Chemistry program for required University Core and major courses but with appropriate modifications in required major electives and for required engineering courses to be transferred from RPI or Manhattan College. 

Students interested in any of these joint programs should meet with a Pace Chemistry Department advisor for full details.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 50-54
Open Electives 19-34
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

See list below for major-required Math, Biology, and Physics courses that satisfy University Core requirements and/or some Open Elective requirements (28 credits).

Major-Required Math and Science Courses 1
BIO 101General Biology I4
BIO 102General Biology II4
MAT 131Calculus I4
MAT 132Calculus II4
MAT 236Multivariable Calculus4
PHY 111General Physics I4
PHY 112General Physics II4

 Major Requirements (50-54 Credits)

Required Courses - All Concentrations
CHE 111General Chemistry I4
CHE 112General Chemistry II4
CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques4
CHE 223Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 224Organic Chemistry II5
CHE 301Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics4
CHE 302Physical Chemistry II4
CHE 326Biochemistry4
CHE 331Instrumental Analysis4
CHE 392Chemistry Seminar I1
CHE 492Chemistry Seminar II1
Required Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations (A, B, or C) in consultation with department advisor:10-14
Total Credits50-54

Concentration A - Preparation for Medical or Graduate School

CHE 480Research in Chemistry3
MAT 238Linear Algebra4
or MAT 253 Differential Equations
CHE 330Advanced Inorganic Chemistry4
or CHE 338 Spectroscopy, Theory and Practice
Select one of the following:3
Quantum Chemistry
Chemical Separations
Advanced Biochemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Total Credits14

Concentration B - Preparation for Employment and Leading to American Chemical Society Certification

CHE 330Advanced Inorganic Chemistry4
CHE 480Research in Chemistry3
MAT 238Linear Algebra4
or MAT 253 Differential Equations
Select one of the following:3
Quantum Chemistry
Chemical Separations
Advanced Biochemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Total Credits14

Concentration C - Environmental Chemistry

SCI 345Environmental Applications in Geology4
ENS 610Environmental Science I3
CHE 480Research in Chemistry3
Total Credits10

Open Electives (19-34 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 19-34 credits 119-34
Total Credits19-34