Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry requires 120 semester hours of coursework.

After completing required general education and program requirements, chemistry majors will have approximately 20 semester hours of general electives that may be taken in any academic program.

Some students elect to use these general elective hours to complete a minor in another field of interest.

Students wishing to major in chemistry should consult with an academic advisor upon admission to the university to make sure they are taking their required courses in the proper sequence. The course flowchart may be helpful for understanding prerequisites in chemistry.

Four BS Chemistry Options:

Chemistry with a Pre-Med concentration
Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration
Chemistry with a science of the environment concentration

ACS Certification

Certification by the American Chemical Society is automatic for all students opting for the standard concentration.  It is optional for all other degrees. Students who choose to be certified must take CHE 422 Inorganic Chemistry as a program elective as well as additional courses depending on concentration.

The requirements for each of the BS Chemistry options can be found in the UIS Catalog:

2016-17 UIS Catalog Chemistry Majors