B. Sc. ACS-cert. in Chemistry

The following is a summary from the current University of Memphis Undergraduate Catalog. To view the degree requirements from an earlier catalog, click here.

Approved descriptions for all chemistry courses are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. More details can be found by clicking on links in the list below.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B. S. Chem)

This degree is usually taken by students preparing for careers as professional chemists, and by those intending to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry. This program is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

The B. S. Chem. degree requires 41 hours in chemistry courses, 12 hours in mathematics courses, and 8 hours in physics courses as listed below.  This degree is recommended for students preparing for postgraduate study in chemistry.

  • CHEM 1110 & 1111: General Chemistry 1 Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 1120 & 1121: General Chemistry 2 Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3111: Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3211 & 3201: Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3310 & 3301: Foundations of Organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 3411: Foundations of Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 3511 & 3501: Foundations of Bio-organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory
  • Nine additional upper division hours in CHEM lecture courses
  • Two upper division CHEM laboratory courses
  • CHEM 4901, 4902, & 4903: Chemical Research 1, 2, & 3
  • MATH 1910: Calculus 1
  • MATH 1920: Calculus 2
  • One additional course from MATH 2110, 2701, 4721, 4611 or 4635
  • PHYS 2110 & 2111 or PHYS 2010 & 2011: General Physics 1 Lecture and Laboratory
  • PHYS 2120 & 2121 or PHYS 2020 & 2021: General Physics 2 Lecture and Laboratory

Graduates must also satisfy the University General Education requirements and complete 6 hours in a foreign language.