This curriculum meets the minimum university requirements for a major in chemistry.

Chemistry: Basic Chemistry Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • Chemistry, Basic Chemistry Concentration, BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major--or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • Unless otherwise noted a C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.

Courses in organic chemistry completed at the junior college level may be used to satisfy semester hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the minor.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts12
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Speech3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Humanities/2nd Fine Art/2nd Literature: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any WLC course 100 or 200 level 4
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
2nd Literature 1
2nd Fine Art
Mathematics and Sciences12
Mathematics: 24
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Physics8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
and
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one 13
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two6
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one 33
2nd History 1
3rd Social and Behavioral Science 3
Pre Professional 18
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Additional Required Biology8
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
Additional Required Mathematics4
CALCULUS B
 
Chemistry25
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Basic Chemistry Courses12
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II 5
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Choose one option:
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
OR
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Elective Courses31
Elective Courses 300+ level, 11 credits
Additional elective courses, 100+ level, 20 credits. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Semester Hours128
1

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208, EH 209 + EH 210, EH 242 + EH 208, EH 242 + EH 210, HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required.

3

No more than 6 hours can be taken in a single discipline. 

4

 For choices see the World Languages and Cultures department.

5

Courses in organic chemistry completed at the 2-year college level may be used to satisfy semester hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the minor. 

Sample four year plan for Chemistry, Basic Chemistry Concentration BS degree:
Note: This is only an example and variations are possible.
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
BYS 119PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY 4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
BYS 120ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY 4
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
CH 331
CH 335
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  2
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
CH 332
CH 336
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
CH 223
CH 224
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
CH 341PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
  or CH 347  or BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 
CH 345EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I 1
History  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list
  
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
CH 342PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3
  or CH 348  or BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 
CH 361GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
CS 100INTRO COMPUTERS PROGRAM 3
  or CS 102  or INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
Social Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective 300+ level (for example CH 362 or CH 346)  1
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
CH 401INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
CH 421INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 4
Elective 300 level or higher  3
Elective 300 level or higher  3
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Social Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective 300 Level or higher  3
Elective 300 Level or higher (for example CH 402)  1
Elective  3
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 HPE 100 level courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 128