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    York College of Pennsylvania
  Jan 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.

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The Chemistry Major is designed to prepare students as professionals for graduate or professional studies or for employment as a chemist. The program of study follows guidelines outlined by the American Chemical Society.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Chemistry must complete a minimum of 122 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. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

In addition, students majoring in Chemistry must earn a 2.0 in all major courses.

Required Courses for Chemistry Major:

Common Core Requirements (15 credits)

Area Distribution Requirements (24 credits)

  • Area I: Fine Arts and Humanities 6 credit hours
  • Area II: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Area IV: American/Western Civilization and Government 6 credit hours
  • Area V: International Studies/Foreign Language 6 credit hours

Free Electives (13-15 credits)

One course from the following:


*Fulfill Area III Distribution Requirements.

Chemistry Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (31 credits)

Sophomore Year (32 credits)

Junior Year (31 credits)

Senior Year (26-29 credits)

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