BS in Chemistry
BS in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration
BS in Chemistry with Concentration in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
BS in Chemistry with Education Concentration
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.
Certificate in Environmental Chemistry
The department offers an undergraduate certificate program in environmental chemistry. The program consists of 35 credits of course work dealing directly with environmental studies.
To receive the certificate, students must hold a baccalaureate degree in any major or be earning one from Mason at the time they receive the certificate. Substitutions from the following list of required courses are allowed, but require permission from the environmental chemistry certificate director: BIOL 377; CHEM 313, 314, 315, 318, 321, 331 or 333, 505, 554; EVPP 301, 454; STAT 344. To optimize employment and graduate school opportunities, students are encouraged to take additional courses in natural science, computer science, and environmental law.
Honors Program in Chemistry
Chemistry majors who have completed the prerequisites for CHEM 455, 456, Honors Research in Chemistry, and who have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in mathematics and science courses are eligible to enter the departmental Honors Program and graduate with Honors in Chemistry. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 490 is required for both CHEM 455 and 456. The Chemistry pre-requisites are CHEM 314, 318, 321, 331, and 336. Students in the program participate in chemistry research under the direction of a faculty member and complete the requirements for undergraduate attendance at the weekly Department seminar. Students may apply to the program by submitting an honors program application. Honors Program Application
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 for chemistry.
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
|Fall Classes||211, 212, 313, 314, 315, 318, 321, 331, 336, 422, 427, 438, 441, 446, 463, 465, 490|
211, 212, 313, 314, 315, 318, 321, 332, 336, 337, 413, 423, 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