Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

BA Chemistry (CHMA)

This curriculum provides a strong background in chemistry while allowing students to specialize in areas of interest. It is especially well suited for students leaning towards medical sciences while allowing more flexibility than that allowed in the American Chemical Society approved biochemistry curriculum. The program allows for great versatility in the junior and senior years, allowing the curriculum to be tailored to individual goals. The curriculum prepares students for professional careers in chemistry or biochemistry and advanced degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry and medically related fields.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I13CHEM 1120 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II13
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II Laboratory1
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
 15 15
CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry I3CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4PHYS 1510 General Physics II4
CHEM 3050 Analytical Chemistry3Core History3
CHEM 3051 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory1COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
 16 14
BCHE 5180 Biochemistry I3CHEM 3000 Chemical Literature1
BCHE 5181 Biochemistry I Laboratory1Foreign Language4
CHEM 3160 Survey of Physical Chemistry3Core Social Science3
Foreign Language4Core Fine Arts3
Core Literature3Elective4
 14 15
CHEM ELEC Chemistry Elective24CHEM Elective23
Core History or Literature33Core Social Science or Humanities43
Core Social Science3Elective9
Elective6UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed50
 16 15
Total Hours: 120

CHEM 1030/CHEM 1031 and CHEM 1040/CHEM 1041 sequence can substitute for CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121. See advisor for details.


Approved CHEM Electives include: BCHE 5190, BCHE 5191, CHEM 4100, CHEM 4101, CHEM 4110, CHEM 4111, CHEM 4130, CHEM 4131, CHEM 4920, or CHEM 4980. A maximum of 3 hours of CHEM 4920 or CHEM 4980 may be counted as a CHEM elective. Additional hours may be used as general elective.


Students must complete a sequence of EITHER History or Literature to graduate. Please select the second half of EITHER the History or Literature sequence that you began.


If a second LITERATURE sequence is chosen, this course must be a CORE SOCIAL SCIENCE. If a second HISTORY sequence is chosen, this course must be a CORE HUMANITIES.


This course must be taken the semester of graduation.