Students who complete the requirements of the chemistry major automatically complete the requirements for a related area in mathematics. To graduate with departmental honors, the student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00, have a GPA of at least 3.25 in required chemistry courses, earn 2 credits in CHEM 1710 - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH , and earn 1 credit in CHEM 1711 - UNDGR RESEARCH WRITING PRACTICUM .
The chemistry department offers options in bioscience, business, communications, photonics, education, and material science. Each chemistry option allows for a waiver of CHEM 1440 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2 , CHEM 1140 - ADVANCED INORGANIC LABORATORY , and the 2-credit science elective required for the ACS-certified degree. Specific information on the options program is available from the department.