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Chemistry Major, B.A.


In addition to the program requirements, students must

  • attain a final cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • complete a minimum of 45 academic credit hours earned from UNC–Chapel Hill courses
  • take at least half of their major course requirements, courses and credit hours, at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in coursework taken at UNC-CH in the major core is required
Gateway Course 
CHEM 101 & 101LGeneral Descriptive Chemistry I and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I4
Core Requirements 
CHEM 102General Descriptive Chemistry II H3
or CHEM 102H General Descriptive Chemistry II
CHEM 102LQuantitative Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 241Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization H2
CHEM 241LLaboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compounds1
or CHEM 245L Honors Laboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compound
CHEM 251Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry2
CHEM 430Introduction to Biological Chemistry H3
CHEM 480Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry3
or CHEM 481 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 550LSynthetic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 261Introduction to Organic Chemistry I H3
CHEM 262Introduction to Organic Chemistry II H3
CHEM 262LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry1
or CHEM 263L Honors Laboratory in Organic Chemistry
One course from the following list, three hours: 13
CHEM 395Research in Chemistry for Undergraduates H 
CHEM 420Introduction to Polymer Chemistry 
CHEM 421Synthesis of Polymers 
CHEM 431Macromolecular Structure and Metabolism 
CHEM 432Metabolic Chemistry and Cellular Regulatory Networks 
CHEM 441Intermediate Analytical Chemistry 
CHEM 450Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM 460Intermediate Organic Chemistry H 
CHEM 463 Bioorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 530LLaboratory Techniques for Biochemistry 
Additional Requirements 
BIOL 101Principles of Biology 2, H3
MATH 231Calculus of Functions of One Variable I H4
MATH 232Calculus of Functions of One Variable II H4
One of the following:4
PHYS 104General Physics I 
PHYS 114General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences 
PHYS 116Mechanics H 
PHYS 118Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity 
One of the following:4
PHYS 105General Physics II 
PHYS 115General Physics II: For Students of the Life Sciences 
PHYS 117Electromagnetism and Optics H 
PHYS 119Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta 
Total Hours50


H Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

1 Other courses numbered above 420 may be substituted with the permission of the instructor.

2 BIOL 101 is a required prerequisite for CHEM 430

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