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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Chemistry, B.A.

Degree Requirements

A Major in Chemistry leading to the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 32 credit hours of chemistry courses.  The B.A. curriculum can be tailored to fit the needs of students preparing for professional schools, a career in chemistry, and secondary teaching licensure.

General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 


*Students may attempt CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , CHEM 1252 , CHEM 1252L , CHEM 2131 , CHEM 2131L , CHEM 2132 , CHEM 2132L , and CHEM 3111  a total of three times each. Withdrawing from the course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade.


Pre-Professional Studies

Students majoring in Chemistry who are planning future studies in medicine, dentistry, or other allied health professions should choose CHEM 4165  and take as electives BIOL 2120  and BIOL 2130 . At least one additional BIOL course at the 3000- or 4000-level is recommended.

Careers in Chemical Industry

Students planning to pursue employment in chemical industry or other careers requiring a background in chemistry should choose CHEM 3113  or CHEM 4111  as a chemistry elective.

Related Courses (14 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Chemistry, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required.