Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.

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Program Requirements

Required Courses: 45 Credits

Advanced Chemistry Elective: 3-4 Credits

one of the following

Cognate Requirements: 19-20 Credits

*Completion of both MATH 141  & MATH 142  may be substituted for MATH 151 .

**With the permission of the chair, PHYS 101 , PHYS 202  may be substituted for PHYS 103 , PHYS 104  .

One of the Following:


  • Students graduating with a chemistry major (B.S.) must complete 45 credit hours in the major with at least a 2.0 in each course.
  • The Chemistry major (B.S.) fulfills the requirements for an American Chemical Society (A.C.S.) certified degree.
  • Students interested in the Chemical Engineering Double Degree Program should initiate contact with the Chemistry Department as soon as possible.
  • Since both calculus and physics are prerequisites for CHEM 451  and CHEM 452 , students considering chemistry, biochemistry, medicine and related fields are urged to start the cognate sequences as soon as possible.
  • Students may not double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  • Recitations cannot be counted as Advanced Chemistry Electives.

Total Credit Hours Required: 48-49 Plus 19-20 Credits of Cognates

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