American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 72 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 and Biochemistry.) 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.

8 courses required:

CHEM 361 Intermediate Inorganic Chem 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, MATH 220, PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C.
CHEM 362 Intermediate Inorganic Chem 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 361.
CHEM 381 Integrated Chemistry Lab I 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 331 and CHEM 361.
CHEM 382 Integrated Chemistry Lab II 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 331, CHEM 361, CHEM 381; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 331. Corequisites: CHEM 382R.
CHEM 382R Integrated Chem Discussion 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 331, CHEM 361, CHEM 381; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 332.
CHEM 420 Instrumental Analysis 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 382. Corequisites: CHEM 420L.
CHEM 420L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 381, CHEM 382. Corequisites: CHEM 420.
CHEM 451 Biochemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 370.

3 units selected from:

CHEM 473 Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1.0 -3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 370; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M.
CHEM 474 Physical Organic Chemistry 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 370.
CHEM 475 Advanced Organic Laboratory 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 370.
CHEM 452 Biochemistry 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 451.
CHEM 455L Biochemistry Laboratory 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, CHEM 451; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M; or faculty permission.
CHEM 490 Research in Chemistry 1.0 -2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 332.
CHEM 491 Research Project 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.
CHEM 492 Research Project 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 491. Not open to students who have completed CHEM 499H; faculty permission.
CHEM 499H Honors Research Project 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 320, CHEM 331, CHEM 332, CHEM 370M, MATH 220, PHYS 204A, PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C; faculty permission.

With permission of the Chemistry Department, other courses may be substituted.