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. 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.
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)
||Principles of Chemistry I* (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry II (4 ch)
||Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
||Organic Chemistry I (4 ch)
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
||Calculus I** (4 ch)
||Calculus II (4 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus I (3 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory I (1 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus II (3 ch)
||General Physics with Calculus Laboratory II (1 ch)
|Upper Division Requirements (19 credit hours)
||Organic Chemistry II (3 ch)
||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 ch)
||Analytical Chemistry (3 ch)
||Quantitative Analytical Laboratory (2 ch)
|CH 428 or
|Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (2 ch)
Physical and Computational Chemistry Laboratory (2 ch)
||Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 ch)
||Modern Inorganic Chemistry (3 ch)
||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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