2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S. - Physics Emphasis

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Major Requirements for Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
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Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 79 - 83

Graduation Requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.00 in all CHEM, MATH, PHYS, and BIOL courses.
  • All major courses must be completed with a C- or better.
  • Successful completion of the comprehensive Chemistry exam.

Honors in Chemistry

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Chemistry must complete:

Undergraduate Seminar

Students are recommended to take this seminar during their freshmen or sophomore year at the University of Utah.

Scientific Writing Requirement

Chemistry majors are expected to take the chemistry section of Scientific Writing, WRTG 3014. This course should be taken after passing WRTG 2010 and before taking CHEM 3000 (Quantitative Analysis), preferably in a student’s second year.


(Complete 3 courses)

Emphasis Requirements for Physics

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan

Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 15

Second Year

Third Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester

  • Advanced Chemistry Lab 4 Credit(s)
  • Upper-Division General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Major Elective 2 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 7 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16