Dec 08, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Chemistry, B.S.

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Chemistry Major

The Bachelor of Science degree program is rigorous; its certification by the American Chemical Society enhances the stature and usefulness of this degree. Students planning to continue into graduate work are encouraged to take the program.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs are described below. Detailed curricula are available from the department chair.

Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science Degree

Students who choose to major in chemistry must meet the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree:

50 credit hours of Chemistry courses of which at least 36 hours must be at the advanced (3000 or 4000) level.

At least 15 credit hours must be hands-on laboratory experiences, that include a minimum of 450 contact hours in physical (i.e., not virtual or computer-based) laboratories.



Credit by Examination for Chemistry

Course Course No. Test Program Test Subject Minimum Score Credit Hours
CHEM 1331 AP Chemistry 5 3
CHEM 1111 Lab Departmental
Chemistry See Note Below 1

Note: The Lab Departmental Assessment involves a review of the student’s Advanced Placement Lab Book.

For additional information regarding Credit by Examination, please go to the University of Houston’s University Testing Services (UTS) website.


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