Chemistry (Course 5)

Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Standard Option)

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 [two subjects can be satisfied by 5.07[J] (if taken under joint number 20.507[J]) and 5.12, 5.601/5.602, or 5.611/5.612 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
5.601Thermodynamics I6
5.602Thermodynamics II and Kinetics6
5.611Introduction to Spectroscopy6
5.612Electronic Structure of Molecules6
Select two of the following:24
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II
Biological Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Departmental Laboratory Requirement
5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics (CI-M)5
5.353Macromolecular Prodrugs4
5.361Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants4
Select a minimum of 14 units from the list of Laboratory Restricted Electives, at least one of which must be a CI-M 114
Choose one of the following options:20
Option 1
Select at least 20 units from the list of Laboratory Restricted Electives 1
Option 2
Research and Communication in Chemistry (CI-M) 2
Units in Major147
Unrestricted Electives57-69
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
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.

1

Laboratory Restricted Electives cannot be double-counted within the program.

2

Before enrolling in 5.39, students must have completed an approved 12-unit UROP or non-credit research experience.

Laboratory Restricted Electives

5.362Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition (CI-M)5
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 Dots4
5.382Time- and Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis (CI-M)5
5.383Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis4

Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Flexible Option)

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 [two subjects can be satisfied by 5.07[J] (if taken under joint number 20.507[J]) and 5.12 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
5.601Thermodynamics I6
5.611Introduction to Spectroscopy6
Select 24 units of the following:24
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II
Biological Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Thermodynamics II and Kinetics
Electronic Structure of Molecules
Physical Chemistry
Elective Focus
Select a minimum of 36 units of coursework forming an intellectually coherent unit in some area, subject to the approval of the department 136
Departmental Laboratory Requirement
5.351Fundamentals of Spectroscopy4
5.352Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics (CI-M)5
5.353Macromolecular Prodrugs4
5.361Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants4
Choose one of the following options:20
Option 1
Select at least 20 units from the list of Laboratory Restricted Electives 2
Option 2
Research and Communication in Chemistry (CI-M) 3
Option 3
A set of laboratory subjects of similar extent, subject to the approval of the department
Units in Major145
Unrestricted Electives59-71
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
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.

1

With approval by the faculty advisor, subjects outside the Department of Chemistry may be used.

2

Laboratory Restricted Electives cannot be double-counted within the program.

3

Before enrolling in 5.39, students must have completed an approved 12-unit UROP or non-credit research experience.

Laboratory Restricted Electives

5.362Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition (CI-M)5
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 Dots4
5.382Time- and Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis (CI-M)5
5.383Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis4