The Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene offers two major programs: a chemistry major program and an industrial hygiene major program; and a chemistry minor program. Those majoring in chemistry may choose from the professional chemistry option (intended for those interested in graduate school or being an industrial chemist), the general chemistry option (intended for pre-professional students), or the professional biochemistry option (intended for those interested in graduate school or medical profession).


The chemistry major with the general chemistry option prepares students for a variety of possible careers in chemistry laboratories and in chemistry-related fields like forensics or pharmaceutical sales. It is also excellent preparation for pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, and similar programs. Requirements for the general chemistry major include prescribed ancillary courses in computer science, mathematics, and physics. A minor or a second major is also required. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general chemistry.

Degree Requirements Hours
A. General Studies Component 30-41
B. Chemistry Major Core Requirements:
  • General Chemistry (CH 111, CH 111L, CH 112, CH 112L)
8
  • Organic Chemistry (CH 311, CH 311L, CH 312, CH 312L)
10
  • Quantitative Analysis (CH 321, CH 321LW)
5
Total 23
C. General Chemistry Option Requirements:
  • Instrumental Analysis (CH 322, CH 322L)
5
  • Applied Physical Chemistry (CH 341, CH 341L)
4
Total 9
Prescribed Supporting courses:
Computer Information Systems: Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (CIS 125); Computer Skills for Problem-Solving (CS 135); or Computer Science I (CS 155) 3
Mathematics: Pre-Calculus Algebra (MA 112), Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I and II (MA 121, MA 122) or Calculus I (MA 125) and Calculus II (MA 126) 8-9
Physics: Technical (PH 251, PH 252) 10
Total 21-22
D. Minor: A minor or a second major is required for the General Chemistry Option.
E. General Elective Hours to bring the total to 128.


Tuition & Fees

Alabama Resident Non-Resident
1-11 Hours $277.00/hour $554.00/hour
12-18 Hours $4,155.00 flat rate $8,310.00 flat rate
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated December 11, 2018
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