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  Apr 15, 2024
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry and Biochemistry

John H. Dawson, Chair

Faculty Programs and Courses
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Retention, Progression, and Transfer Standards  


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two undergraduate degrees. A general major leads to the Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry; the intensive major, suggested for those intending to enter the chemical profession, leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. For both majors a minimum grade of C in Chemistry 111 and 112 is required. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been approved by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Committee on Professional Training, and the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry meets ACS requirements.

Retention, Progression, and Transfer Standards

  1. Chemistry majors may enroll in a chemistry course a maximum of twice to earn the required grade of C or higher.
  2. A chemistry major must receive a grade of C or higher in any chemistry course in order for it to be used to satisfy a major requirement.
  3. Any student applying for transfer to the chemistry major from other programs within the University, or from other accredited colleges and universities, is required to have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.

Chemistry and Biochemistry