Chemistry Major

Requirements for the Chemistry major are as follows:

Course Title Credits
First Year
CHEM 1321
CHEM 1311
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Recitation
4
CHEM 1331General Chemistry Lab I2
CHEM 1322
CHEM 1312
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Recitation
4
CHEM 1332General Chemistry Lab II2
MATH 1206Calculus I 14
MATH 1207Calculus II4
BISC 1403
BISC 1413
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I 2
5
BISC 1404
BISC 1414
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II 2
5
Sophomore Year
CHEM 2521
CHEM 2511
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Recitation
4
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
4
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
4
PHYS 1702
PHYS 1512
Physics II
and Physics II Lab
4
MATH 2004Multivariable Calculus I 34
MATH 2005Multivariable Calculus II 34
CISC 1600
CISC 1610
Computer Science I
and Computer Science I Lab 4
4
Junior Year
CHEM 3621
CHEM 3631
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Lab I
6
CHEM 3622
CHEM 3632
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Lab II
6
CHEM 3721Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3722Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 4030Chemistry Seminar 60
Senior Year
CHEM 4221
CHEM 4231
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
4
CHEM 4222Biochemistry II 53
CHEM 4422Inorganic Chemistry3
MATH 3002Differential Equations4
CHEM 4030Chemistry Seminar 60
1

MATH 12AB Transfer Calculus AB or MATH 12BC Transfer Calculus BC (transfer credit from AP Calculus) also fulfills the Calculus I requirement.

2

Students in Pre-Health or having a strong interest in Biochemistry should take BISC 1403 Introductory Biology I and BISC 1404 Introductory Biology II, along with labs.

3

Students pursuing ACS certification should take CHEM 4432 Inorganic Chemistry Lab and CHEM 4231 Biochemistry Lab I (required); it is recommended that students also take  MATH 2004 Multivariable Calculus I and MATH 2005 Multivariable Calculus II.

4

Students in the 3-2 Engineering program should take CISC 1600 Computer Science I and CISC 1610 Computer Science I Lab.

Students who take CISC 1600 during Fordham's Summer Session do not take CISC 1610, as the summer lecture and lab are offered in a combined format.

5

CHEM 4222 Biochemistry II is not required, but it is recommended for Pre-Health students.

6

Four semesters of CHEM 4030 Chemistry Seminar are required, generally taken during the junior and senior years. Additional elective research courses may be taken throughout the four-year curriculum. Contact the Associate Chair for details. 

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 adviser within the department to have their course schedules approved each semester.

For all CHEM foundation courses (General Chemistry through Organic Chemistry) a minimum grade of C- in both lecture and lab is required in order to enroll in the next course in the sequence.

Availability

The major in Chemistry is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in chemistry only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and 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 and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.

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 and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.