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Studying Chemistry at Regis

The Chemistry Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and offers majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Chemistry Minor. Our curriculum is designed to teach foundational and advanced courses in all disciplines of chemistry, all within the framework of a liberal arts education.
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B.S. in Chemistry

Degree Overview

The Chemistry Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society and offers majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Chemistry Minor. Our curriculum is designed to teach foundational and advanced courses in all disciplines of chemistry, all within the framework of a liberal arts education. In addition to coursework, students have the opportunity to conduct independent research with faculty. Graduates from our department have found employment at government labs and in industry, some have continued on to graduate school for Ph.D.’s in chemistry and biochemistry, and others entered medical school and dental school for further studies.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Chemistry. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (31 credit hours)
CH 210 Principles of Chemistry I* (4 ch)
CH 211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
CH 230 Principles of Chemistry II (4 ch)
CH 231 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
CH 250 Organic Chemistry I (4 ch)
CH 251 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
MT 360A Calculus I** (4 ch)
MT 360B Calculus II (4 ch)
PH 304A General Physics with Calculus I (3 ch)
PH 305A General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I (1 ch)
PH 304B General Physics with Calculus II (3 ch)
PH 305B General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II (1 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (19 credit hours)
CH 420 Organic Chemistry II (3 ch)
CH 421 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 ch)
CH 424 Analytical Chemistry (3 ch)
CH 426 Quantitative Analytical Laboratory (2 ch)
CH 428 or
CH 431
Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (2 ch)
Physical and Computational Chemistry Laboratory (2 ch)
CH 430A Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 ch)
CH 466 Modern Inorganic Chemistry (3 ch)
CH 495 Seminar in Chemistry (1 ch)
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 50 credit hours

* Prerequisite: ACT score > 22 or a C- or better in CH 209 – Introduction to College Chemistry.
** Prerequisite may be required depending on mathematics placement.

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