Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (For students who entered URI prior to Fall, 2016 Download PDF here ; For students who entered URI Fall, 2016 or later, Download PDF here.)

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.S. degree in chemistry, which is certified by the American Chemical Society. This includes calculus through differential equations, three semesters of physics with laboratory, and substantial depth in chemistry. The required courses and suggested curricular progress are shown below:

Freshman year, fall semester
Freshman year, spring semester
   CHM 191,1,2 MTH 141
   CHM 192,3,4 MTH 142

Sophomore year, fall semester
Sophomore year, spring semester
   CHM 212,2 CHM 291,2,5 MTH 243, PHY 203, PHY 273
   CHM 292,4,6 MTH 244, PHY 204, PHY 274

Junior year, fall semester
Junior year, spring semester
 CHM 335,2 CHM 431,2 PHY 205, PHY 275
  CHM 432,4 CHM 412,4 CHM 4144

Senior year, fall semester
Senior year, spring semester
  CHM 353,7 CHM 401,2 CHM 425,2 CHM 4272
  CHM 353,7 CHM 402,4 CHM 441,4 CHM 4924

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry (For students who entered URI prior to Fall, 2016 Download PDF here ; For students who entered URI Fall, 2016 or later, Download PDF here.)

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.A. degree in chemistry. This includes two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics with laboratory. All B.A. students are also required to have at least 42 credits of courses at the 300 level or above (this includes both courses in the major and any electives). The required courses and suggested curricular progress are shown below:

Freshman year, fall semester
Freshman year, spring semester
  CHM 191,1,2 MTH 141
  CHM 192,3,4 MTH 142

Sophomore year, fall semester
Sophomore year, spring semester
  CHM 212,2 CHM 291,2,5 PHY 203, PHY 273
  CHM 292,4,6 PHY 204, PHY 274

Junior year, fall semester
Junior year, spring semester
  CHM 335,2 CHM 4312
  CHM 4324

Senior year, fall semester
Senior year, spring semester
  CHM 401,2 CHM 427,2 CHM 412,4 CHM 4414
 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry  (For students who entered URI prior to Fall, 2016 Download PDF here ; For students who entered URI Fall, 2016 or later, Download PDF here.)

A total of 120 credits is required for the B.S. degree in chemistry. This includes calculus through differential equations, two semesters of physics with laboratory, and coursework in forensic chemistry. The required courses and suggested curricular progress are shown below:

Freshman year, fall semester
Freshman year, spring semester
  CHM 191,1,2 MTH 141
  CHM 192,3,4 MTH 142

Sophomore year, fall semester
Sophomore year, spring semester
  CHM 212,2 CHM 291,2,5 MTH 243, PHY 203, PHY 273
  CHM 292,4,6 MTH 244, PHY 204, PHY 274

Junior year, fall semester
Junior year, spring semester
  CHM 335,2 CHM 431,2 CHM 391
  CHM 432,4 CHM 412,4 CHM 414,4 CHM 3928

Senior year, fall semester
Senior year, spring semester
  CHM 401,2 CHM 425,2 CHM 427,2 CHM 354,7 CHM 391
  CHM 354,7 CHM 441, CHM 391

Chemistry Minor

The University requirements for a minor are a minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at the 200-level or higher. The Chemistry Department does not require any particular courses to satisfy a minor but prerequisites in upper level chemistry courses necessitate that most students will need to take one year of general chemistry and one year of organic chemistry. A typical curriculum for a chemistry minor is then CHM 101, 102, 112, 114, 226, 227, 228 and 4 more credits of CHM courses at the 200-level or above. CHM 212 satisfies the requirement but is not the only way to earn the minor.


Endnotes

  1. CHM 101 and CHM 102 can be used as a substitute.
  2. Only offered fall semesters.
  3. CHM 112 and CHM 114 can be used as a substitute.
  4. Only offered spring semesters.
  5. CHM 227 can be used as a substitute.
  6. CHM 226 and CHM 228 can be used as a substitute.
  7. CHM 353, 354 Undergraduate research can be taken any time in the curriculum. A total of 6 credits is required for the B.S. degree.
  8. CHM 392 is offered alternate years, spring semesters.