Semester Hours required for the B.S. in Chemistry Major: 68-93 semester hours depending on Concentration
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is comprised of the following common core courses and one of the listed Chemistry Concentrations.
Students who have completed college-level, algebra-based physics courses (e.g., PHY 1151G, 1152G, 1161, 1162) should consult the department chair.
A five year accelerated BS/MS program is available for the Chemistry concentrations. Detailed information is available at http://www.eiu.edu/eiuchemgrad/accelerated_MS.php.
(Major GPA based on all chemistry courses taken at EIU.)
1 Satisfies certification requirements of the American Chemical Society.
2 Electives in the Chemistry Concentration must include two semester hours of 3000-level or higher chemistry laboratory work in addition to CHM 4915. Courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement include CHM 3455, Undergraduate Research I-IV: CHM 44001-44004, Honors Research I-II: CHM 45551 and 45552, CHM 4770. A maximum of 3 semester hours of Undergraduate Research I-IV, CHM 44001-44004, and Honors Research I-II, CHM 45551 and CHM 45552 may be used to satisfy the requirements for a chemistry degree.
3 The following may not be used as electives in the Chemistry Concentration: CHM 1040G, 3025G, 3100, 3200, and 3300.
4 The following may not be used as electives in the Management Concentration: CHM 1040G, 3025G, 3100, 3200, and 4001.