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Chemistry BS - Requirements

120 credits
Curriculum is certified by the American Chemical Society


Major Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2
CHEM1201 / CHEM1211 General Chemistry I Lecture / Recitation
CHEM1203 General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM1202 / CHEM1212 General Chemistry II Lecture / Recitation
CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Laboratory

Semesters 3 and 4
CHEM2261 / CHEM2265 Organic Chemistry I Lecture / Recitation
CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM2262 / CHEM2266 Organic Chemistry II Lecture / Recitation
CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Semesters 5 and 6
CHEM3241 / CHEM3245 Physical Chemistry I Lecture / Recitation
CHEM3243 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM3242 / CHEM3246 Physical Chemistry II Lecture / Recitation
CHEM3244 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Semester 4 or 6
CHEM2221 / CHEM2223 Analytical Chemistry Lecture / Laboratory

Semester 5 or 7
CHEM3281 / CHEM3283 Biochemistry I Lecture / Recitation
CHEM3389 Biochemistry I Laboratory
CHEM2211 / CHEM2213 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture / Laboratory

Semester 7
CHEM4233 Instrumental Analysis Lecture
CHEM4234 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

Semester 8
CHEM4215 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM4401 Chemistry Seminar


Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2
MATH1203 Calculus I
MATH2202 Calculus II

Semesters 3 and 4
PHYS2003 / PHYS2023 / PHYS2013 General Physics with Calculus I Lecture / Recitation / Laboratory
PHYS2004 / PHYS2024 / PHYS2014 General Physics with Calculus II Lecture / Recitation / Laboratory

Semester 3, 4, or 5
MATH1133 Applied Statistics


Major Electives

CHEM3282 Biochemistry II Lecture
CHEM4351 Chemical Kinetics
CHEM4263 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM4436, CHEM4437 Mentored Research in Chemistry (sophomore)
CHEM4438, CHEM4439 Mentored Research in Chemistry (junior)
CHEM4440, CHEM4441 Mentored Research in Chemistry (senior)
CHEM4371 Organic Synthesis
CHEM2274 Physical Organic Chemistry
Or any course approved by the department chair



Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Office Location
Science Building
Room S-15B

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion