Chemistry Major, BS

Campus: NYC, Westchester


This major prepares students for graduate school, medical school, or employment in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry and is approved by the American Chemical Society. It includes required CHE courses and a group of required Math and Science courses.  Students interested in Forensic Science are urged to view the requirements of that major's BS program.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 68-70
Open Electives 10-16
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Includes many of the major's required Math and Science courses if taken to satisfy Core Foundation and Area requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements 144-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (68-70 Credits)

Required Chemistry Courses
CHE 111General Chemistry I4
CHE 112General Chemistry II4
CHE 200Mathematical Methods for Physical Chemistry4
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 330Advanced Inorganic Chemistry4
CHE 331Instrumental Analysis4
CHE 340Polymer Chemistry3
CHE 392Chemistry Seminar I1
CHE 480Research in Chemistry3
CHE 492Chemistry Seminar II1
Campus Specific Chemistry Course
Complete campus specific course.3-4
NYC Students
Advanced Organic Chemistry
PLV Students
CHE XXX
Recommended Advanced CHE course
Required Math and Science Coursses
BIO 102General Biology II4
MAT 132Calculus II4
PHY 111General Physics I4
PHY 112General Physics II4
Required Advanced CHE Elective
Select one of the following:3-4
Quantum Chemistry
Green Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Spectroscopy, Theory and Practice
Advanced Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane Transport and Ionic Channels
Total Credits76-78

Open Electives (10-16 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 10-16 credits 110-16
Total Credits10-16