College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts students who plan to submit an Application for Major Status need to meet one-on-one with an adviser in the Chemistry Department, who will provide information about the major and the application process.

Chemistry CLA Major Application

Chemistry Majors Handbook

General Requirements

All required courses for the major including composition must be taken on A-F grading, and must be completed with at least a "C-" grade. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Major Requirements

Requirements Courses
2 courses in general chemistry 1061/1065 and 1062/1066 or
Honors 1071H/1075H and 1072H/1076H
 
2 lectures and 1 lab course in organic chemistry 2301, 2302 or 2304, 2311
or Honors 2331H and 23332H lab 2312H in the fall term
1 lecture and 1 lab course in analytical chemistry 2101, 2111
 
2 lectures in physical chemistry 3401, 4502
1 lecture in inorganic chemistry 4701
2 advanced chemistry labs

Chem 4311 (Advanced Organic Laboratory)
Chem 4111 (Intermediate Analytical Chemistry Laboratory)
Chem 4511 (Advanced Physical Laboratory)
Chem 4711 (Advanced Inorganic Laboratory)
Chem 4223 (Polymer Laboratory)
Chem 4423 (Foundations of Chemical Biology Lab)

can use Directed Studies (2094 or 4094) as one of the advanced chemistry labs (2 credits)

12 credits in math 1271 Calculus I
1272 Calculus II
2263 Multivariable Calculus
8 credits in physics 1201-1202, Introductory Physics and Laboratories (calculus level) 1301-1302
3 credits advanced technical electives selected from 3XXX- and higher-level courses of 3 credits or more in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, chemical engineering, materials science, math, physics, public health, and statistics
composition and writing 1011 University Writing and Critical Reading (4 credits), 4 writing intensive requirements
second language 2 years of a single second language

Residency Requirements

A student earning a bachelor's degree must complete 30 credits at the University of Minnesota and 15 credits of the last 30 credits. At least 10 credits of advanced chemistry courses of which at least one advanced lab course must be taken at the University of Minnesota.

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