Chemistry BA Requirements

Chemistry Major Requirements

Students must complete the courses listed below, including at least 15 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College of Letters & Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Standard Chemistry Major Option

The standard chemistry major option may be followed in either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides a suitable background for students preparing for employment in chemistry and related scientific fields or for subsequent graduate study.

CHEM 102
CHEM 104
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
10
CHEM 221Elementary Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 311Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 344Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 345Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 524Instrumental Analysis3
CHEM 561Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 562Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 563Physical Chemistry Laboratory1-2
CHEM 582Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I2
or CHEM 584 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 501Introduction to Biochemistry3
or CHEM 511 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 691Senior Research (satisfies L&S research requirement)1-4
or CHEM 692 Senior Thesis
MATH 231Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 232Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 233Calculus and Analytic Geometry III4
Recommended course:
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Select one of the following options:10
Option 1:
Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
and Lab Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
Physics II (Calculus Treatment)
and Lab Physics II (Calculus Treatment)
Option 2:
Physics I: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
Physics II: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
Total Credits63-67

Standard Chemistry Major with a Biochemical Option

The standard chemistry major with a biochemical option differs from the standard major option in that some of the chemistry courses required by the standard option are omitted, and courses in biochemistry and biological sciences are added. Some students planning further study in biochemistry, molecular biology, or medicine may prefer this option.

CHEM 102
CHEM 104
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
10
CHEM 221Elementary Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 311Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 344Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 345Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 524Instrumental Analysis3
CHEM 561Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 562Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 563Physical Chemistry Laboratory1-2
CHEM 501Introduction to Biochemistry3
Select two of the following:6
Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function
Biochemistry: Cellular Processes
Biochemistry: Metabolism
CHEM 603Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 691Senior Research (satisfies L&S research requirement)1-4
or CHEM 692 Senior Thesis
BIO SCI 150Foundations of Biological Sciences I4
BIO SCI 325Genetics4
MATH 231Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 232Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 233Calculus and Analytic Geometry III4
Recommended course:
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Select one of the following options:10
Option 1:
Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
and Lab Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
Physics II (Calculus Treatment)
and Lab Physics II (Calculus Treatment)
Option 2:
Physics I: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
Physics II: Calculus-Based, Studio Format
Total Credits77-81