You can claim to have earned an American Chemical Society-approved chemistry degree if you have met the following requisites:

  • Chemical Principles I & Chemical Principles I Lab 
  • Chemical Principles II & Chemical Principles II Lab 
  • Organic Chemistry I & Organic Chemistry I Lab 
  • Analytical Chemistry & Analytical Chemistry Lab 
  • Physical Chemistry I & Physical Chemistry I Lab 
  • Biochemistry I & Biochemistry I Lab 
  • Inorganic Chemistry I 
  • Organic Chemistry II & Organic Chemistry II Lab 
  • Instrumental Analysis & Instrumental Analysis Lab 
  • Physical Chemistry II & Physical Chemistry II Lab 
  • One Lecture Course: Inorganic Chemistry II, Biochemistry II, Structure and Bonding, or a Graduate Level Course. (Undergraduate Research can count as up to 3 lab credits AND up to 4 credits of In Depth Course.)
  • Calculus I & II 
  • Physics I & Physics I Lab 
  • Physics II & Physics II Lab 
  • (Recommended but not required:  Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations.)

Information is taken from the current American Chemical Society guidelines from their committee on professional training (as of 2008). Visit the ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs.