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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
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The Chemistry B.S. provides a foundation in all five disciplines of chemistry: Analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The degree is designed for students that wish to pursue employment in the chemical industry or graduate training in chemistry. The degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in the major
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 30 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Department of Chemistry
  • Prior to enrolling in Chemistry and Math, you must take the Chemistry Placement Test and Math Placement Test ~
  • Chemistry majors are discouraged from taking courses as a transient student at a Florida College System institution, except in situations where one semester of a two-semester sequence has already been taken at the Florida College System institution
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) are usually completed in the first 60 hours,
  • Upon reaching junior standing (60 hours), Chemistry majors are expected to have completed the following courses and associated chemistry laboratories. These classes are prerequisites for advanced science classes and students entering the major without these classes will be unable to register for most of the advanced courses
    • CHM 2045C - Chemistry Fundamentals I
    • CHM 2046 - Chemistry Fundamentals II
    • CHM 2046L - Chemistry Fundamentals Laboratory
    • CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry I
    • CHM 2211 - Organic Chemistry II
    • CHM 2211L - Organic Laboratory Techniques I
    • MAC 2311C - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
    • MAC 2312 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
    • PHY 2048C - General Physics Using Calculus I (or PHY2048 and PHY2048L)
    • PHY 2049C - General Physics Using Calculus II (or PHY2049 and PHY2049L)

Program Tracks/Options

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
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September 1
January 1

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