The chemistry curriculum at Notre Dame includes two programs: the Chemistry Career Program, designed for students interested in a professional career in chemistry, and the Chemistry Combination Program, designed for those students who are interested in combining chemistry with business or with computing.
All chemistry majors take the following basic sequence of courses:
- General Chemistry (CHEM 10181)
- Organic Chemistry (CHEM 10182 , 20283)
- Advanced general/inorganic (CHEM 20284 and CHEM 40443/41443)
- Mathematical Methods (CHEM 20262)
- Physical Chemistry (CHEM 30321/31321, 30322/ 31322)
- Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 30333/31333)
- Physical Methods of Chemistry (CHEM 40434)
- Principles of Biochemistry (CHEM 40420)
- Chemistry Seminars (CHEM 23201, 23202), three semesters
- Physics (PHYS 10310-10320)
- Calculus (MATH 10550-10560)
In addition to this basic sequence, the following courses are required for each program.
Chemistry Career Program
- Science Electives (six credit hours of majors-level science classes)
Undergraduate research can be used to satisfy this requirement.
Combination Program - Chemistry with Business or Chemistry with Computing
- Program Electives (15 credit hours)
- Science Electives (three credit hours)
The program electives for the Chemistry Combination Program are from either the area of business or from the area of computing and are the same as those in the corresponding Collegiate Sequence programs.
Sample curricula, descriptions of available courses, and other details on the undergraduate program in Chemistry can be found through the College of Science and in the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information.