More than 800 million people worldwide don't have access to safe drinking water. Energy resources are being stretched to the limit. New diseases — and new forms of old diseases — are appearing around the world. At the center of these and many other world problems is chemistry, which seeks solutions to global problems.

Get in the lab early and often.

Get results. As an undergraduate chemistry major, you’ll get hands-on experience working in organic, biochemical, analytical, physical and inorganic chemical research labs, giving you the opportunity not just to test current theories but to make new discoveries in the field of chemistry.

Unparalleled access to professors.

Chemistry majors also work with their professors on cutting edge research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal and foundation sources. These projects encompass important chemical and biochemical problems, and many faculty are able to provide summer research opportunities for undergraduates.

Tap into our network.

Our chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society has been recognized by the organization for its excellent chapter events, including career development activities and professional networking.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • General Chemistry for Majors I & II
  • Calculus I & II
  • MCC Foundations Course
  • MCC Foundations Course
  • MCC Foundations Course
  • MCC Foundations Course

Sophomore

  • Organic Chemistry for Majors I & II
  • Calculus III
  • General Physics with Calculus I & II
  • MCC Foundations Course
  • MCC Discovery Course
  • MCC Discovery Course

Junior

  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry I & II
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Chemistry Elective
  • MCC Discovery Course
  • MCC Discovery Course

Senior

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Synthesis
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • One Chemistry Elective
  • MCC Culminating Course
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.