Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all chemistry courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study. Note that chemistry lectures and labs are separate courses.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Chemistry majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
To satisfy the comprehensive requirement for chemistry, a major must take and pass a comprehensive exam given in his or her senior year. Examination details are announced each fall.
Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in chemistry. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all chemistry courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.