Students are eligible to declare a B.A. in Chemistry upon admission to UNC Charlotte. Students with prior credit earned at UNC Charlotte must have a minimum cumulative and Chemistry GPA of 2.0 to declare the B.A. degree. Chemistry courses required for the chemistry degree are included in the Chemistry GPA.
A Major in Chemistry leading to the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 32 credit hours of chemistry courses, 6 credit hours of mathematics courses, and 8 credit hours of physics courses.
Grade and Course Progression Requirements
Students who have declared a major in Chemistry remain in good academic standing within the department if the following criteria are met:
A student whose Chemistry GPA is below 2.0 is placed on provisional continuation status. Should the Chemistry GPA remain below the required level after three successive semesters, the student is ineligible for continuation in bachelor degree programs in Chemistry. Students may declare the Chemistry major again if their Chemistry GPA rises to the requisite level if they were previously dropped from the major.
Students attempting CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , CHEM 1252 , CHEM 1252L , CHEM 2131 , CHEM 2131L , CHEM 2132 , CHEM 2132L , and CHEM 3111 for the third time are placed on provisional continuation status. Students who earn a grade of D, F or W in the third attempt are ineligible for continuation in bachelor degree programs in Chemistry.
Additionally, students must earn a C or above in all required chemistry courses for the major, including the chemistry elective course required for the B.A. degree. A student may petition for a one-time exemption to this requirement.
A minimum chemistry GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.