American Chemical Society Certification Requirements

The Professional Chemists Comprehensive degree and Chemistry Comprehensive:Biochemistry emphasis meet these requirements. All others require additional coursework.

Introductory Chemistry Sequence
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Core Curriculum Sequence
CHEM 169Chemistry Foundations and Careers1
CHEM 301Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 301LAnalytical Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 310Safety in Chemistry1
CHEM 351Biochemistry I4
CHEM 360Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 360LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 430Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 469Advanced Seminar in Chemistry1
CHEM 480Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 490LAdvanced Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 499LResearch in Chemistry1-3
Advanced Chemistry Requirements
Select 4 lecture courses (11 credit hours) of the following:
CHEM 300-CHEM 499
Select 4 lab credit hours of the following:
CHEM 300-CHEM 499L 1
Supporting Courses
MATH 115Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 25
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
PHYS 275General Physics I (Calculus)4
PHYS 275LGeneral Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory1
PHYS 276General Physics II (Calculus)4
PHYS 276LGeneral Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory1

Except CHEM 399


Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:

  • MATH 102
  • MATH 103