American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry
Course Requirements for the Certificate: 73 units
The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required
of all candidates for this certificate.
Students who complete this program will be awarded a degree in
chemistry which will be certified by the American Chemical Society
as well as a certificate from CSU, Chico. (Note: ACS requirements
change only rarely, but interested students should verify requirements
with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry.) Current requirements
include the 53-unit core required in the chemistry major and the
following additional 20 units. These courses also satisfy the Option
in Professional Chemistry.
7 courses required:
CHEM 214A Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 210A.
CHEM 214B Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 214A.
CHEM 215A Integrated Chemistry Lab I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 210A
and CHEM 214A.
CHEM 215B Integrated Chemistry Lab II 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 210A, CHEM 214A, CHEM 215A; concurrent enrollment in
or prior completion of CHEM 210B, CHEM 218.
CHEM 215C Integrated Chemistry Lab III 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 215A, CHEM 215B.
CHEM 218 Instrumental Analysis 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 210A, CHEM 215A; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 215B.
CHEM 250A Biochemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 170.
3 units selected from:
CHEM 172 Advanced Organic Laboratory 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 170.
CHEM 200 Research in Chemistry 1.0-2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 210B.
CHEM 227 Physical Organic Chemistry 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 170, CHEM 210B.
CHEM 228 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1.0-3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 170; CHEM 170L or CHEM 170M.
CHEM 250B Biochemistry 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 250A.
CHEM 251 Biochemistry Laboratory 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 105, CHEM 250A; CHEM 170L or CHEM 170M.
CHEM 285A Research Project 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0
or higher; faculty permission.
CHEM 285B Research Project 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 285A. Not open to students who have completed CHEM
299H; faculty permission.
CHEM 299H Honors Research Project 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher,
CHEM 105, CHEM 170M, CHEM 210A, CHEM 210B, MATH 007C, PHYS 004A, PHYS 004B,
PHYS 004C; faculty permission.
With permission of the Chemistry Department, other courses may be substituted.