What to Take
Students may enter the chemistry program at several levels. Non-science majors may use Chemistry 105 (Topics) or Chemistry 111-111L (General Chemistry I) as entryways to the basics of chemistry and an introduction to the relationships between chemistry and other branches of knowledge and between chemistry and everyday life.
A student who is considering taking a B.S. or a B.A. degree with a major in Chemistry with either the Chemistry or Biochemistry track is advised to take the Chemistry 111-122 (General Chemistry I & Separations and Measurements) sequence in the first year at the college.
One year of high school chemistry is the normal prerequisite for this sequence, and students who have not had a year of high school chemistry may wish to take the equivalent of such a course in the summer preceding the freshman year. However, capable students have in the past successfully completed the first year chemistry sequence without prior chemistry courses. The consent of the instructor is required in this case.
Students majoring in other sciences or mathematics may choose to take the Chemistry 111-112 (General Chemistry I & II) sequence as an introduction to work within the department.