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
|University Curriculum 1|
|Complete the University Curriculum||46|
|Chemistry Core Requirements|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
|Physical Chemistry I|
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
|Physical Chemistry II|
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
and Biochemistry Lab I
|CHE 410||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHE 475||Chemistry Seminar I||1|
|CHE 476||Chemistry Seminar II||1|
|CHE 490||Chemistry Research I||3|
|CHE 491||Chemistry Research II||3|
|Two upper level CHE elective courses 1||6|
|Cognate Courses 2|
|MA 141||Calculus of a Single Variable I 5||3|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Lab 3
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Lab 3
All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.
Typically CHE 300 (offerings vary)
Required courses, which support the chemistry major and may be used to satisfy requirements outside of the major
PHY 121 and PHY 122 may be substituted.
MA 142 is also highly recommended but is not required.
Minimum number of credits required for graduation is 120.