Saint Louis University

The B.S. degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and is generally the degree desired for employment of bachelor's graduates by most chemical companies. As an ACS Certified Program, it places heavy emphasis on course and laboratory work, as well as research. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry should consider this degree option.

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
Analytical Chemistry I CHEM 320 2 hours
Analytical Chemistry I lab CHEM 322 2 hours
Engineering Physics I lecture+lab* PHYS 161/162 4 hours
Spring Semester
Organic Chemistry II Lecture CHEM 347 3 hours
Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques II CHEM 350 1 hour
Engineering Physics II lecture+lab* PHYS 163/164 4 hours
Sophomore Mentoring CHEM 293 0 hours
Third Year:
Fall Semester
Physical Chemistry I CHEM 333 3 hours
Biochemistry (choose CHEM 360 or 462)
CHEM XXX 3 hours
Introduction to Chem. Literature CHEM 391 1 hour
Spring Semester
Physical Chemistry II CHEM 334 3 hours
Physical Chemistry Lab CHEM 335 1 hour
Organic Spectroscopy CHEM 449
3 hours
Undergraduate Research CHEM 397 1 hour
Junior Mentoring CHEM 393 0 hours
Fourth Year:
Fall Semester
Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 413 3 hours
Analytical Chemistry II CHEM 420 3 hours
Analytical Chemistry III CHEM 422 1 hour
Undergraduate Research CHEM 397 1 hour
Spring Semester
Mathematical Techniques in Chemistry CHEM 432 3 hours
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 414 1 hour
Undergraduate Research CHEM 397 1 hour
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.