Chemistry Honors Program

The Chemistry Honors Program is an upper-level program designed to challenge students majoring in chemistry to excel in their course work, to encourage them to extend their program beyond the basic requirements of the major, and to reward and recognize them for so doing. Students are required to have a 3.5 GPA in chemistry and ancillary courses and a 3.2 GPA overall.

Requirements for the Chemistry Honors Program

Students would need to complete the following courses in chemistry:

CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CH-201
CH-202
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
6
CH-203
CH-204
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CH-210Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods5
CH-301
CH-302
Physical Chemistry I (Lecture Only)
and Physical Chemistry II (Lecture Only)
6
CH-303Physical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CH-475Chemistry Seminar2
300- and 400-level electives
The following two courses must be taken as part of the required 12 credits of 300 and 400-level electives:12
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry I
Research
CH-490Independent Study in Chemistry ( leading to the writing of a thesis)6
Total Credits51

In addition, students would be expected to complete the ancillary requirements for the chemistry major in calculus and physics.