Hours75.0 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

No more than 3 hours of D credit is allowed in major courses.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department requires the final 10 hours of required chemistry credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 21 courses
Note: With department approval, Chem 105 may substitute for Chem 111; and Chem 106 for Chem 112.
requirement 3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
After consulting with an advisor, complete 3 hours from the following. NOTE: With approval, certain other 300-level and above courses in the allied fields of physics, statistics, engineering, and biology may be taken to satisfy this requirement. Chem 500 does not count toward fulfilling this requirement.
Recommended Courses: Chem 195; Math 303; Phscs 140, 145; Stat 201.
Note: Elective courses, beyond the requirements above, should be selected in consultation with an advisor. The following should be given consideration: advanced chemistry, foreign languages (especially French, German, Japanese, and Russian), biological sciences, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics.
Program Outcomes

Chemistry Fundamentals

Program graduates will have demonstrated a mastery of core concepts and principles in the five chemistry sub-disciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Laboratory Procedures and Practice

Program graduates will be able to perform basic laboratory procedures used in inorganic and small molecule analysis, organic synthesis, physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis. They will also be able carry out an independent research project in a laboratory setting.


Program graduates will be able to draw on classroom knowledge and laboratory classes to make an individual contribution in a research laboratory.

Effective Communication

Program graduates will be able to effectively communicate ideas and experimental results in a variety of formats including written and oral reports and technical graphics. They will also be able to search, read, and understand technical literature in the chemical sciences related to their area of interest.

Career Research and Preparation

Students approaching the end of their course of study will be able to make informed choices among post-graduate opportunities for work or further education.