The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois
Specialized Chemistry Curriculum for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
(Effective for students matriculating Fall 2001)
For the degree of Bachelor of Science in chemistry, completion of each of the seven categories (A through G) listed below is required for graduation. The typical program of courses required to satisfy these categories totals 128 to 134 hours; in no case will a program totaling less than 120 hours qualify for graduation even if all seven categories are satisfied. Graduation requires grade-point averages of at least 2.0 (A=4.0) overall and 2.0 in courses for categories A through D.
Each graduate of the chemistry curriculum is certified to the American Chemical Society as having met its specifications for professional education in chemistry.
Department Distinction. Students qualify for graduation with distinction by exhibiting superior performance in both course work and in senior thesis research. To be eligible, a student must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 and must take at least 6 hours from a combination of CHEM 297, CHEM 397, CHEM 497, CHEM 499 or BIOC 492. At least 2 of the 6 hours must be CHEM 499 or BIOC 492 (Senior Thesis).
|A.||Core Chemistry Requirement|
|Chem 202, 204, 203, 205,1 236, 237, 312, 315, 420, 436, 442, 444, and 445||352|
|B.||Advanced Chemistry Requirement - At least 11 semester-hours of chemistry or biochemistry numbered 300 or higher, which must include a biochemistry course for ACS certification.||11|
|C.||Mathematics Requirement - 220 or 221, 231, and 241 or the equivalent||112|
|D.||Physics Requirement - 101 and 102 or 211 and 212||122|
|E.||Required Technical Electives - 14 credit hours including:||14|
Additional courses in the sciences and engineering can be taken upon the approval of the Chair of the Chemistry Department Advising Committee. Most approved courses must have a strong technical prerequisite, such as one year of college-level math or science.
|G.||Free electives - 31 semester-hours required||31|
1If necessary, Chem 102, 103+104, 105+222, 223 or 204+222,223 may be substituted for Chem 202, 204, 203, 205. Warning: Chem 222 & 223 are offered only in the fall semester.
2Hours given are those typical to meet requirement.
3The course taken to satisfy B.1 may not be counted toward B.2.
4Students contemplating transfer to the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering curriculum should choose Math 225 & 385.
5The course taken to satisfy the Comp II requirement may also be used to partially satisfy one of the categories A-E (if appropriate) or may be used to partially satisfy Category G.
6The courses taken to satisfy Western and/or Non-Western Culture requirements may also be used to satisfy Categories F (3, 4 and5) and/or G.