The Chemistry major is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field, for entry into professional schools in the health sciences, and for careers in industries and businesses that depend on chemically and biochemically based technology. The General Chemistry major is intended for students who wish to acquire considerable chemical background in preparation for careers outside chemistry. Because Chemistry is a popular major, most schools and colleges have special application deadlines or screening procedures. Knowledge of foreign language (especially French or German) is considered to be an important asset for admission to many graduate study programs in Chemistry.  Below are some examples of the lower division courses required for the major. 

CSU Los Angeles
B.A.
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CHEM 101 and 102, 103
MATH 103 and 104 
PHYS (101 and 102 and 103) or
PHYS (105 and 106)

B.S.
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CHEM 101and 102, 103
MATH 103 and 104 and 105, 108
PHYS 101, 102, 103

CSU Northridge
B.A.
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101, 102

B.S.
CHEM 101, 102
MATH 103, 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101 and 102 

CSU Fullerton
B.A.
One year of foreign language (German, French,
or Russian) is recommended for those students
going on to graduate work.
CHEM 101, 102
CHEM 105, 106 (no lower division credit)
PHYS 105, 106
MATH 103, 104

B.S.
CHEM 101, 102
CHEM 105, 106 (no lower division credit)
PHYS 101, 102, 103
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108

CSU Long Beach
 Impacted major.
B.A.
CHEM 101, 102, 103
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101, 102

B.S.
CHEM 101, 102, 103
MATH 103,104, 105
PHYS 101, 102, 103
BIO 122 or 115 or 121 or 101 and 102

Cal Poly Pomona
Chemistry
Chemistry - Industrial Chemistry
CHEM 101, 102, 103
CS/IS 135
MATH 103 and 104, (108 Chemistry only)
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
BIOL 101, 102
Elective Credit - Petition the Chemistry Dept.
after transfer
CHEM 105 and 106

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 105, 106 (no upper division credit)
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
BIOL 101

Humboldt State University
B.A. Chemistry 
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104 and 105
PHYS (105 and 106) or
PHYS (101 and 102 and 103)

B.S. Chemistry
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101, 102, 103

UC Berkeley
CHEM 101, 102, 103
CHEM 105, 106
MATH 103, 104, 105,107 and 108
PHYS 101, 102 and 103
ENGL 101 and 102
One foreign language 102 course: Armenian, French, German, Italian, Japan, Korean or Spanish
IGETC, although not required, will fulfill the Reading
and Composition and foreign Language requirements;
however, you must complete the entire IGETC pattern
by this same deadline.

CSU Dominguez Hills
B.A./B.S.
CHEM 101 and 102, 103
MATH 103, 104,
PHYS (101 and 102 and 103) or
PHYS (105 and 106) BA only

UC Davis
A.B. Chemistry
CHEM 101 and  102, 105 and 106
MATH 112 or 103, 104 or
MATH 103, 104, 105
PHYS (105 and 106) or (101, 102, 103)

B.S. Chemistry 
Chemical Physics

CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101, 102, 103

Applied Chemistry Environmental Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Applied Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
PHYS 105 and 106 or (101, 102, 103)
MATH 112 or 103, 104 or
MATH 103, 104, 105
BIOL 101
BIOL 102 (Pharmaceutical Chemistry only)
MATH 136

UC Irvine
Minimum GPA 3.0
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103 and 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 102

UC Los Angeles
CHEM 101and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Riverside
The IGETC is not accepted for majors housed in the
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.
B.A./B.S.
CHEM 101and 102, 103
MATH 103 and 104, 105, (108 B.S. only)
PHYS 101 and  102 and 103
CHEM 105* and 106*
*Lower division organic chemistry courses completed
with "B" grade or better are accepted in lieu of UCR's
upper division organic chemistry. Students who earn
less than "B" grades may be required to repeat the series.

Additional courses required for B.S. Environmental
Chemistry
BIOL 101 and 102

UC San Diego

CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Santa Barbara
B.A.
CHEM 101 and  102, 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103 or
PHYS 105 and 106

B.S.
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Santa Cruz
B.A or B.S.
CHEM 101, 102, 105 and 106
PHYS 101 and102 and 103
MATH 103 and 104 and 105
for B.S. and 107 or 108

Loyola Marymount University
BIOL 101
CHEM 101, 102, 105, 106
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 105, 106

University of Southern California

B.A. 
Requires a third semester of a foreign language
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103, 104, 105 or 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
B.S.
Requires a third semester of a foreign language
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103, 104, 105 or 107 and 108
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103


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