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Degree Comparison Chart

B.S. Degree
B.A. Degree
B.S./Computational Chemistry Track Degree
Required Math Courses: 4
• Calculus 1 (21-115 and 116)
• Calculus 2 (21-117 and 118)
• Calculus in 3D, (21-259)
• Mathematics Elective
Required Math Courses: 2
• Calculus 1 (21-115 and 116)
• Calculus 2 (21-117 and 118)
Required Math Courses: 4
Same as B.S. Degree, plus
• Concepts of Mathematics (21-127)
Required Physical Chemistry Courses: 2
• Physical Chem I (09-344)
• Physical Chem II (09-345)
Required Physical Chemistry Courses: 1
• Physical Chem I (09-344) or Physical Chemistry for Bio Majors (09-214)
Required Physical Chemistry Courses: 2
Same as B.S. Degree.
Chemistry Lab Courses: 4
• Chemistry Lab Courses
09-221
09-222
09-321
09-322
Chemistry Lab Courses: 3
• Chemistry Lab Courses
09-221
09-222
09-321
Chemistry Lab Courses: 4
Same as B.S. Degree.
Chemistry Electives: 2
• Two chemistry electives, one of which must be a lab course.
Chemistry Electives: 1
• One chemistry elective course (lab or lecture)
Chemistry Electives: 2
Same as for BS degree, but must include Computational Chemistry (09-560)
Additional Requirements:
• Computer Science Courses 15-211 and 15-212
• Two upper-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Visit the FAQ for more information about the differences between the B.S. and B.A. degrees and to learn about the option in computational chemistry and the minor in computer science.

Find out what courses are specifically required and how many credits are needed on the Required Courses for Chemistry Majors page.

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