BS in Chemistry
BS in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration
BS in Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry Concentration
The Analytical Chemistry concentration is designed to introduce and train students in modern aspects of analytical chemistry. Students who choose this program will be well-prepared to run sophisticated analytical instruments in industry and research laboratories and to pursue an advanced degree specializing in analytical chemistry.
BS in Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry Concentration
Students who chose the Environmental Chemistry concentration will have a broad knowledge of chemistry and a firm foundation in atmospheric, aquatic, and soil environmental sciences. The major prepares students to work in the public or private sector as environmental chemists as well as to pursue an advanced degree.
BS in Chemistry with Concentration in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
The BS with Analytical and Environmental Concentration is recommended for students who are planning professional careers in industry, careers in environmental science with a chemistry emphasis, or those seeking graduate study in analytical or environmental chemistry. This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society as meeting the necessary criteria for a professional baccalaureate degree in chemistry.Requirements include 52 hours of chemistry, 11 hours of mathematics and 8 hours of physics.
BS in Chemistry with Education Concentration
A person interested in teaching High School Chemistry should choose this major. This degree is approved by the American Chemical Society and leads to state licensure to teach in Virginia upon completion of the degree.
BA in Chemistry
BA in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration
BS/Accelerated MS in Chemistry
Minor in Chemistry
A Minor in Chemistry requires 16 credits of chemistry at the 300 level or above with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
Honors Program in Chemistry
Premedical, Predental, and Preveterinary Students
Students planning medical, dental, or veterinary careers may meet the requirements of these professional schools by majoring in chemistry. Students should consult with the Health Professions/Premedical Advisor in the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
Opportunities are available within the department for undergraduate participation in original research in conjunction with the chemistry faculty. This may be achieved through CHEM 355, CHEM 451 and 452 (Special Projects in Chemistry) or through involvement with faculty members on externally funded research grants. GMU Chemistry Majors also take advantage of the unique scientific resources available in the region through student internships at government laboratories such as the Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Institutes of Health.
Semester Course Offerings
Courses taught only once a year are shown in bold underline.
|Fall Classes||211, 212, 313, 314, 315, 318, 321, 331, 336, 422, 438, 441, 446, 463, 465, 490|
211, 212, 313, 314, 315, 318, 321, 332, 336, 337, 413, 423, 427 (even years), 445, 463, 464, 465, 467, 468, 490
|Summer Classes||211, 212, 313, 314, 315, 318, 463/Biol 483|
CHEM 458/GEOL 458 is offered every 4th semester.
Denotes ACS Accredited program
Benefits of ACS approved program