Curriculum and Courses

Major in Chemistry

(Minimum at Elms College: 18 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5) 

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Major Requirements (50 credits)

Chemistry Courses (36 credits)
CHE 121 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 122 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 307 Physical Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 308 Physical Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 325 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 337 Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
Choose one: CHE 336, 338, 419, 420 (4 credits)

Other Science Or Math Courses (14 credits)
PHY 105 General Physics (4 credits)
PHY 106 General Physics (4 credits)
MAT 131 Differential Calculus 
MAT 132 Integral Calculus 

Introductory computer programming proficiency: choose CIT 113, CIT 123, CIT 213, or CIT 223, an independent study, or demonstrated proficiency. Please consult with the Chemistry Department.

Minor Requirements (24 credits)

CHE 121 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 122 General Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
CHE 337 Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
Chemistry elective (4 credits)

Chemistry Teacher Preparation

Undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in teaching high school chemistry should seek a double major in chemistry and secondary education.