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Chemistry

The field of Chemistry is all about discovery. At the University of Montevallo, our innovative program emphasizes student exposure to modern, sophisticated instrumentation with a strong emphasis on undergraduate research. We’re focused on preparing students for advanced degrees and careers at some of the country’s best graduate schools, medical schools and corporations. Our Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society, so you can trust that from high-tech laboratory experiments to a close faculty-student relationship, your path to success is literally in your hands. A minor in Chemistry is also offered.

  • Major

    The Chemistry program has been authorized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer an ACS certified B.S. degree in chemistry. The student majoring in chemistry pursuing the ACS certified degree must complete CHEM 185, 121, 122, 221, 222, 320, 321, 322, 370, 420, 450, 490, 491, 380 or 431, and MATH 170 and 171; PHYS 201 and 202, or 241 and 242. Students are required to have 400 laboratory hours above the general chemistry sequence.

    The student majoring in chemistry must complete CHEM 185, 121, 122, 221, 222, 320, 321, 322, 450, 490, 491, and 6 hours from CHEM 370, 380, 420, 431, or 440; MATH 170 and 171; PHYS 201 and 202, or 241 and 242.

    The student majoring in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry must complete BIO 105, 206, and 307; CHEM 185, 121, 122, 221, 222, 320, 321, 370, 450, 490, and 491; MATH 170; PHYS 201 and 202, or 241 and 242. As a graduation requirement of the major, a student must have a minimum 2.0 (C) average in the major.

    Complete degree requirements can be obtained by downloading the specific Chemistry Degree Plan on the right side of this page.

  • Minor

    The Chemistry minor consists of  CHEM 121: General Chemistry I; CHEM 122: General Chemistry II; CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I; CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II; CHEM 320: Analytical Chemistry and one additional four hour course numbered 300 or above (see department for options).

  • Alternative Master's Degree M.Ed.

    The College of Arts & Science, in cooperation with the College of Education, offers courses for the Master of Education with a concentration in the field of Chemistry.