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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Chemistry

Requirements include the Loyola Core Curriculum including the writing-intensive and language requirements, eleven chemistry courses totaling 35 credit hours, four physics courses totaling 8 credit hours, three mathematics courses totaling 12 credit hours. Chemistry 300 (Undergraduate Research) is strongly recommended.

Chemistry Courses Required Credit Hours
Chemistry 105 Chemical Principles 4
Chemistry 106 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 4
Chemistry 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
Chemistry 212 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lecture 3
Chemistry 214 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
Chemistry 314 Instrumental Analysis Lecture and Laboratory 4
Chemistry 340 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3


Physics Courses Required Credit Hours
Physics 111 College Physics I 3
Physics 112 College Physics II 3
Physics 131 College Physics Laboratory I 1
Physics 132 College Physics Laboratory II 1


Math Courses Required Credit Hours
Math 161 Calculus I 4
Math 162 Calculus II 4
Math 263 Multivariable Calculus 4

Core requirements can be found at http://www.luc.edu/core/

Please visit http://www.luc.edu/cas/academics_degreerequirements.shtml#college to view other CAS requirements.

For chemistry course descriptions, pre and co-requisite information, and math requirement information please visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/courses_undergrad.shtml.

All chemistry majors are assigned a chemistry faculty advisor. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis, at least twice a year, for assistance with your chemistry schedule, research possibilities, graduate school information and more. If you do not know who your advisor is please call the chemistry department at 773/508-3100 or come to the department office located in Flanner Hall room 125.


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3100 · Fax: 773.508.3086

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