If you intend to become a professional chemist, this concentration will provide the preparation necessary for direct entry into the chemistry profession or graduate study in chemistry. Upon completion, you may obtain industrial, governmental, or academic chemical positions either at the B.S. level or after obtaining higher (M.S. or Ph.D.) degrees.
Students who successfully complete this concentration have satisfied the minimum requirements specified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. These students will be certified to the ACS Society by the department.
Pre-chemical engineering students should consult with the Department of Chemistry Pre-Engineering Advisor, Dr. Mike Setter, early on to plan their program of study.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Chemical Physics Concentration (120 total credit hours):
- Integrative Core Requirements (40-52 hours)* OR Distributive Core Requirements (57 hours)*
- Chemistry Core Requirements (43-48 hours)
- Chemical Physics Concentration Requirements (30 hours)
- General Electives or other program requirements (0-7 hours or more)
To view a sample study plan, click here.
To declare a Chemistry major, complete this form, print the email confirmation, bring it to the Chemistry office, and schedule a declaration meeting with the Chair: http://sites.jcu.edu/registrar/undergraduate-application-for-declaration-of-major/
*Integrative Core Curriculum is for students graduating in 2019 or later. Distributive Core Curriculum is for students graduating prior to 2019. There may be exceptions to both of these.