Declare Your Major

Requirements to Declare a Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry

Ideally, you should declare the major as soon as you have fulfilled the following requirements, so as to take advantage of departmental advising in planning the best sequence of upper-level courses.

  • Completion of Chem 102
  • Completion or concurrent registration in Chem 104
  • A GPA of 2.5 or better in all Chemistry courses attempted

Declaration Process

  • The first step to declare a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry is to fill out and submit the

    Declaration of Major Form »

    Please note that when filling out the Declaration of Major form, you will need to select your major (Chemistry or Biochemistry) and the option within your major to fully specify your chosen program of study.

  • After submitting your request to declare a major, you must request an appointment via email with one of our Undergraduate Advisors.

    Gloria Freschl
    Office: CHM 145
    (414) 229-3759
    freschl@uwm.edu

    Christine Carlson
    Office: CHM 143
    (414) 229-4411
    cac4@uwm.edu

  • At that appointment, the advisor will be able to answer your preliminary questions about the major.
  • You, in turn, will be asked about your background, your current interests, and your long-range plans, so that you may be assigned a departmental faculty advisor qualified to help you create a fulfilling program appropriate to your interests and goals.