Chemistry Major

Requirements for the Chemistry major are as follows:

Course Title Credits
Freshman Year
CHEM 1321
CHEM 1311
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Recitation
CHEM 1331General Chemistry Lab I2
CHEM 1322
CHEM 1312
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Recitation
CHEM 1332General Chemistry Lab II2
MATH 1206Calculus I4
MATH 1207Calculus II4
BISC 1403
BISC 1413
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I 1
BISC 1404
BISC 1414
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II 1
Sophomore Year
CHEM 2521
CHEM 2511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Recitation
CHEM 2531Organic Chemistry Lab I for Chem Majors2
or CHEM 2541 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 2522
CHEM 2512
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Recitation
CHEM 2532Organic Chemistry Lab II for Chem Majors2
or CHEM 2542 Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS 1701
PHYS 1511
Physics I
and Physics I Lab
PHYS 1702
PHYS 1512
Physics II
and Physics II Lab
MATH 2004Multivariable Calculus I 24
MATH 2005Multivariable Calculus II 24
CISC 1600
CISC 1610
Computer Science I
and Computer Science I Lab 3
Junior Year
CHEM 3621
CHEM 3631
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 3622
CHEM 3632
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 3721Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3722Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 4030Chemistry Seminar 50
Senior Year
CHEM 4221
CHEM 4231
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
CHEM 4222Biochemistry II 43
CHEM 4422Inorganic Chemistry3
MATH 3002Differential Equations4
CHEM 4030Chemistry Seminar 50

Additional information

It is recommended that all Chemistry majors take CHEM 3141 Methods of Chemical Research to fulfill their EP3 requirement.

MATH 2004 Multivariable Calculus I and MATH 3002 Differential Equations are suggested for students considering graduate studies in physical chemistry.

Interested students should consult with the director of the 3-2 engineering program for information regarding major courses to be completed in their sophomore and junior years.

Students are required to consult with the department before registering for CHEM 4030 Chemistry Seminar. Detailed instructions can be found on the department’s website. Majors meet with their academic advisor within the department to have their course schedules approved each semester.

For all courses, C- is the minimum accepted grade to be able to apply a course towards the major.


The major in chemistry is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in chemistry only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill campus.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.