Through close student/faculty engagement and hands-on experience with cutting edge instrumentation, a student majoring in Chemistry will be prepared for employment in a variety of scientific fields. Chemistry majors may also emerge ready to enroll in graduate or professional schools. Our Chemistry curriculum adheres closely to the guidelines suggested by the American Chemical Society.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Chemistry must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
In addition, students majoring in Chemistry must earn a 2.0 or greater in all major courses.