A candidate for the bachelor’s degree must complete a total of at least 120 credits of college work. A candidate for a degree in Chemistry must fulfill the requirements of the Chemistry major and meet the general curricular requirements of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences. A description of the general curricular requirements are available in the Course Catalog.

We encourage chemistry students take 50:198:111, Programming Fundamentals as one of their General Education requirements.

To declare Chemistry as your major, go to the registrar’s office and tell them you wish to major in chemistry (Subject Code: 160).

To remain in good standing, students may only receive one D grade in the chemistry/biochemistry lecture courses.

Click the folder icon to see a list of the required courses for the B.A. in Chemistry.

NOTE: Students who matriculated before Fall 2019 may use the requirements listed in the 2016-2018 Course Catalog.

50:160:115  Chemical Principles I (4 credits)
50:160:125  Chemical Principles Lab I (1 credit)
50:160:116  Chemical Principles II (4 credits)
50:160:126  Chemical Principles Lab II (1 credit)
50:160:335  Organic Chemistry I (4 credit)
50:160:339  Organic Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
50:160:336  Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
50:160:340  Organic Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
50:160:325  Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
50:160:329  Analytical Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
50:160:326  Instrumental Analysis (3 credits)
50:160:330  Instrumental Analysis Lab (1 credit)
50:160:345  Physical Chemistry I (3 credit)
50:160:347  Physical Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
50:160:346  Physical Chemistry II (3 credit)
50:160:348  Physical Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
50:160:492  Competence in Chemistry (Exit exam) (1 credit)
50:160:493  Special Topics Laboratory Instructor  (1 credit)

Students must also choose:
7 credits of Advanced Chemistry Courses from the list below, where at least one-credit is from an advanced laboratory. These must be distinct courses from the requirements listed above.
50:160:400-level   Any 400-level chemistry lecture course
50:115:400-level   Any 400-level biochemistry lecture course
56:160:500-level   Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture course
56:115:500-level   Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture course
50:160:400-level   Any 400-level chemistry laboratory course
50:115:400-level   Any 400-level biochemistry laboratory course
50:160:500-level   Any 500-level chemistry laboratory course
50:115:500-level   Any 500-level biochemistry laboratory course
One Advanced Chemistry (115 or 160) Course may be substituted with a 500- level graduate Computational & Integrative Biology 121 lecture course

Additionally, students are required to complete the following courses from other departments:
50:640:121  Unified Calculus I (4 credits)
50:640:122  Unified Calculus II (4 credits)
50:640:221  Unified Calculus III (4 credits)
50:640:250  Linear Algebra (3 credits)
50:640:314  Elementary Differential Equations (3 credits) (Note: one additional mathematics course at the 300 level or higher fulfills the course requirements for the Minor in Mathematics. See the Department of Mathematics for details.)
50:750:131  Elements of Physics I (3 credits)
50:750:133  Elements of Physics Lab I (1 credits)
50:750:132  Elements of Physics II (3 credits)
50:750:134  Elements of Physics Lab II (1 credit) (Note: 50:750:131 & 132 is preferred, but may be substituted with 50:750:203 & 204)

Recommended 8-semester sequence of courses for B.A. Chemistry Track:

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Year 1 – Fall (13 total credits toward major)
50:160:115, Chemical Principles I – 4 credits
50:160:125, Chemical Principles I Lab – 1 credit
50:750:131, Elements of Physics I – 3 credits
50:750:133, Introductory of Physics I Lab – 1 credit
50:640:121, Unified Calculus I – 4 credits

Year 1 – Spring (13 total credits toward major)
50:160:116, Chemical Principles II – 4 credits
50:160:126, Chemical Principles II Lab – 1 credit
50:750:132, Elements of Physics II – 3 credits
50:750:134, Introductory of Physics II Lab – 1 credit
50:640:122, Unified Calculus II – 4 credits

Year 2 – Fall (9 total credits toward major)
50:160:335, Organic Chemistry I – 4 credits
50:160:339, Organic Chemistry I Lab – 1 credit
50:640:221, Unified Calculus III – 4 credits

Year 2 – Spring (8 total credits toward major)
50:160:336, Organic Chemistry II – 4 credits
50:160:340, Organic Chemistry II Lab – 1 credit
50:640:250, Linear Algebra – 3 credits

Year 3 – Fall (8 total credits toward major)
50:160:345, Physical Chemistry I – 3 credits
50:160:347, Physical Chemistry I Lab – 1 credit
50:640:325, Analytical Chemistry – 3 credits
50:640:329, Analytical Chemistry Lab – 1 credit

Year 3 – Spring (11 total credits toward major)
50:160:346, Physical Chemistry II – 3 credits
50:160:348, Physical Chemistry II Lab – 1 credit
50:640:314, Elementary Differential Equations* – 3 credits
50:640:326, Instrumental Analysis– 3 credits
50:640:330, Instrumental Analysis Lab – 1 credit

*Note: One additional course in 50:640 (Mathematics) at the 300 level or above fulfills the Minor Requirements in Mathematics. For details refer to the Rutgers University – Camden Department of Mathematics.

Year 4 – Fall (8 to 0 total credits toward major)
50:160:493, Special Topics (Laboratory Instructor) – 1 to 0 credit
Advanced Chemistry Courses  – 7 to 0 credits, listed below

Year 4 – Spring (1 to 9 total credits toward major)
50:160:492, Competence in Chemistry (Exit Exam) – 1 credit
50:160:493, Special Topics (Laboratory Instructor), as needed – 0 to 1 credits
Advanced Chemistry Courses, as needed – 0 to 7 credits, listed below**

**A total of 7 credits of Advanced Chemistry Courses from the list below, where at least one-credit is from an advanced laboratory.
50:160:400-level   Any 400-level chemistry lecture course
50:115:400-level   Any 400-level biochemistry lecture course
56:160:500-level   Any 500-level graduate
chemistry lecture course
56:115:500-level   Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture course
50:160:400-level   Any 400-level chemistry laboratory course
50:115:400-level   Any 400-level biochemistry laboratory course
50:160:500-level   Any 500-level chemistry laboratory course
50:115:500-level   Any 500-level biochemistry laboratory course
One Advanced Chemistry (115 or 160) Course may be substituted with a 500- level graduate Computational & Integrative Biology 121 lecture course