Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts option is ideal for students in the Pre-professional Health Studies Program, Pre-Law, or those interested in obtaining a double major or Certificate Program in Business or other areas. Although the B.A. is not certified, it does contain the minimum requirements that would enable a student to apply to graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry. However, students interested in graduate school are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses beyond the minimum requirements (especially undergraduate research).

Degree Requirements

First Year:
Fall Semester
General Chemistry I Lecture CHEM 167 3 hours
General Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 165 1 hour
Calculus I MATH 142 4 hours
Spring Semester
General Chemistry II Lecture CHEM 168 3 hours
General Chemistry II Laboratory CHEM 166 1 hour
Calculus II MATH 143 4 hours
First Year Mentoring CHEM 195 0 hours
Second Year:
Fall Semester
Organic Chemistry I Lecture CHEM 346 3 hours
Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques I CHEM 348 1 hour
Engineering Physics I lecture+lab* PHYS 161/162 4 hours
Analytical Chemistry I Lecture CHEM 320 2 hours
Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 322 2 hours
Spring Semester
Organic Chemistry II Lecture CHEM 347 3 hours
Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques II CHEM 350 1 hour
Engineering Physics II lab+lecture* PHYS 163/164 4 hours
Sophomore Mentoring CHEM 293 0 hours
Third Year:
Fall Semester
Physical Chemistry I CHEM 333 3 hours
Spring Semester
Physical Chemistry II CHEM 334 3 hours
Junior Mentoring CHEM 393 0 hours
Fourth Year:
Fall Semester
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 413 3 hours
Spring Semester
Chemistry Elective (300+ Level) CHEM XXX 3 hours
Senior Residency CHEM 495 0 hours
* Engineering Physics I & II with
lab are recommended.
Physics I & II with lab (PHYS 131,
132, 133, and 134) also fulfill
this requirement.


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