PART OF THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY FLIGHT PATH

Chemistry
(CHEM)


The UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers majors in chemistry and biochemistry. Chemistry majors complete an integrated, rigorous program that includes foundational course work in chemistry and biochemistry and additional course work in related fields. Undergraduate majors also benefit form taking graduate courses in synthetic modeling, physical chemistry, materials, computational chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and modern instrumental techniques. A unique strength of our program is the opportunity for undergraduates to participate in the activates of a dynamic research group that considers problems extending well beyond textbook instruction.
Top Five
Reasons to Study
This Major
  1. Develop strong critical thinking skills.

  2. Practice collaborative problem solving.

  3. Gain hands-on experience in research.

  4. Prepare yourself for careers in industry, academia, government and non-profits.

  5. Equip yourself with skills to tackle real-world problems in your future career.



College of Arts and Sciences
541-346-4601
chemistry.uoregon.edu
Where Can I Go?

Students in Chemistry may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS), a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MS), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Chemistry provides students with a foundation for employment in:

Atmospheric science

Environmental science

Forensic science

Geological sciences

Pharmacy and pharmacology

Medicine and medicinal chemistry

Neuroscience

Organic and inorganic industry

Colleges and universities

Private research labs and organizations
Alumni Jobs

Laboratory manager

Forensic chemist

Environmental protection scientist

Science policy analyst

Basic and applied researcher

Instructor high school teacher

Entrepreneur

Science communication specialist

Art restoration specialist

Cheminformatics specialist
Courses You
May Need


1st Year
CH 221-23 or 224-26; CH 227-29 or 237-39; MATH 251-53; WR 121; WR 123 (we prefer WR 123)

2nd Year
CH 341-3; CH 337; CH 348; CH 349; MATH 256; MATH 281; PHYS 201-3 or 251-3; PHYS 290 or 204-6

3rd Year
CH 411-413; CH 417-419; Advanced Electives and/or CH 401

4th Year
CH 429; Advanced Electives and/or CH 401


Major Credits
 
Required 115-118
Electives 12

Total 127-130



Core Education Requirements


BS or BA Degree Minimum = 180 credits.

Core Education is approximately 71—83 credits depending on transfer credits and placement scores and requires courses in:

Writing

Math and/or CIS (BS) or Language (BA)

US: Difference, Inequality, Agency

Global Perspectives

Areas of Inquiry in:

Arts and Letters

Social Science / Science
What Will I Learn?

Qualitative analysis

Experimental design

Statistics

Technical writing

Environmental safety and health

Project management

Forensics

Quality control

Materials science
Experiential learning opportunities

Research (lab)

ESPRIT

STEMCore

Superchem peer learning program

Learning chemistry program

Teaching labs

Science stores

CHEM 401
Specialized Courses

Quantum Chemistry

Spectroscopy

Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Chemical Biology

Statistical Mechanics

Computational Chemistry

Electrochemistry and Materials Science
Add A Minor Or Certificate

Anthropology

Biology

Economics

Geography

Physics

Contact Us

Tykeson College and Career Advising
541-346-9200
advising.uoregon.edu/tykeson

An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. © 2020 University of Oregon. Revised: 8/19/2020