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Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://cos.arizona.edu/content/chemistry-and-biochemistry
Math Required:

Substantial

    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Substantial
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122A 1
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
Tier I General Education 3
MATH 122B 4
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
2nd Semester
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
Tier I General Education 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
3rd Semester
CHEM 380 or MATH 223 Calculus III 4
CHEM 246A Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3
CHEM 247A Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
Tier I General Education 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics w/ lab 4
Second language 4
4th Semester
Second language 4
Tier I General Education 3
CHEM 395A Majors Colloqium 1
CHEM 247B Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
CHEM 246B Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity & Magnetism w/ Lab 4
5th Semester
Elective 3
CHEM 326 Analtical Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 325 Analytical Chemistry Lecture 2
BIOC 462A Biochemistry I 4
6th Semester
CHEM 401A Instrumental Analysis 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
CHEM 404A Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM Elective 3
7th Semester
Elective 3
CHEM 480A Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM Elective 3
CHEM 400A Instrumental Analysis Lab 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
CHEM 400B Chemical Measurements Lab 3
Tier II General Education 3
CHEM Elective 3
CHEM 480B Physical Chemistry II or CHEM 481 Biophysical Chemistry 3
CHEM 412 Inorganic Preparation Lab 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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