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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The chemistry major is excellent preparation for graduate studies, medical studies, health science careers, education, scientific writing, and careers in food, petroleum, and textiles. The BA degree in chemistry is designed for those interested in secondary science teaching, chemical technology, and other broadly-based careers requiring a science background.

Required Courses for the BA in Chemistry

Lower Division:
 CHE 1AB - General Chemistry (3,3)
 CHE 1AL/1BL - General Chemistry Laboratory (1,1)
 CHE 6AB - Organic Chemistry (3,3)
 CHE 6AL/6BL - Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (1,1)
 MTH 5ABC - Calculus I/II/III (4,4,4)
 CIS 2 - Introduction to Computer Programming (3)
 PHY 1AB - Introductory Physics IA/IB (4,3) or
 PHY 11AB - Mechanics/Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics (4,3)
 PHY 1BL - Physics Laboratory (1)

Upper Division:
 CHE 107 - Biochemistry (3)
 CHE 107L - Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
 CHE 110AB - Physical Chemistry (4,3)

Plus two additional upper division courses in chemistry. An overall grade point average of 2.0 in major courses is required for the degree.

Total units in chemistry: 37
 Total units in mathematics and physics: 19

Plus, general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including foreign language requirement.