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 and Biochemistry.) Current requirements include the BS in Chemistry and the following 3 units.

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 and Biochemistry Department, other courses may be substituted.