Chemistry is used every day to to synthesize new molecules that could potentially treat diseases, to analyze samples to investigate crimes or to monitor the environment for chemical pollutants. Chemists are fueled by a deep curiosity and a passion for investigation.

Program Overview

From creating a new polymers to making the agriculture and energy industries eco-friendly, chemists are credited with many of the most innovative breakthroughs in science today. We’ll give you the comprehensive foundation you need to pursue a successful career in medicine, pharmaceuticals and forensic science .

You’ll explore the world of chemistry from all angles and learn to apply the scientific method while taking courses in analytical, general, organic, physical and biochemistry. And you’ll get practical experience in labs that include a sophisticated array of spectrometers and chromatographic systems. You also can individualize your experience by taking electives in specialized areas, such as environmental science and biomedicine. 

You’ll gain hands-on experience in a senior project or by interning with a local company such as Alexion, CT Agricultural Station and LabSynergy. Because of our small class sizes and highly accessible faculty, you’ll get plenty of support and the personal attention you need. 

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Chemistry Curriculum

Course List
University Curriculum 1
Complete the University Curriculum 46
Chemistry Core Requirements
CHE 110
& 110L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE 111
& 111L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE 210
& 210L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE 211
& 211L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE 215
& 215L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
4
CHE 301
& 301L
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE 302
& 302L
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE 305
& 305L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHE 315
& 315L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
4
CHE 410Inorganic Chemistry3
CHE 475Chemistry Seminar I1
CHE 476Chemistry Seminar II1
CHE 490Chemistry Research I3
CHE 491Chemistry Research II3
Two upper level CHE elective courses 16
Cognate Courses 2
MA 141Calculus of a Single Variable I 53
PHY 110
& 110L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 3
4
PHY 111
& 111L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 3
4
Total Credits110
1

All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.

2

Typically CHE 300 (offerings vary)

3

Required courses, which support the chemistry major and may be used to satisfy requirements outside of the major

4

PHY 121 and PHY 122 may be substituted.

5

 MA 142 is also highly recommended but is not required.

 

Minimum number of credits required for graduation is 120.