Chemistry (Course 5)

Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 5.12, 5.60, or 5.61 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied from among 5.351, 5.352, 5.353, and 5.363 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
5.03Principles of Inorganic Chemistry I12
5.07[J]Biological Chemistry I12
5.12Organic Chemistry I12
5.13Organic Chemistry II12
5.60Thermodynamics and Kinetics12
5.61Physical Chemistry12
Departmental Laboratory Requirement
5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics4
5.353Fabrication of a Polymeric Light-Emitting Device4
5.361Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants3
5.362Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition5
5.363Organic Structure Determination4
5.371Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel4
5.372Chemistry of Renewable Energy4
5.373Dinitrogen Cleavage4
5.381Quantum Dots3
5.382Time- and Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis5
5.383Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis4
Restricted Electives
Select at least two of the following:24
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II
Biological Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Units in Major144
Unrestricted Electives60
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.