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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major (BS) [ACS Certified]

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Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete 83 to 85 credits from 28 courses including 16 required chemistry courses, eight required science courses, two electives, and two capstone courses.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 for all major requirements.
Pass/fail: No chemistry or biochemistry courses taken pass/fail may be applied to the major. No more than one mathematics or physics course taken pass/fail may be applied to the major.
Residency: A minimum of 16 credits of courses at the 300-level or higher must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Electives (6 to 8 Credits)

Take two 300-level or higher chemistry or biochemistry electives. One must be a laboratory course from the list below.

Capstone Requirement (4 Credits)

Students majoring in chemistry must, during their final year, register for CHEM 498 - Senior Thesis I  and CHEM 499 - Senior Thesis II .

The department encourages its majors to take CHEM 481 - Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry I  and CHEM 482 - Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry II  in addition to the capstone courses.

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