Chemistry, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is designed to give students both breadth and depth in chemistry fundamentals. During their course of study, students have an opportunity to develop qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills as well as effective communication skills. The overall objective of the program is to provide scientific background and laboratory experience for students as they prepare for chemically related careers or advanced study in fields that include both the traditional chemical specialties and other endeavors that draw upon an understanding of the chemical basis of the world around us such as biochemistry, materials science, forensic science, medicine, education, or law. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Chemistry Major Requirements

Introduction to College
CHEM 1000Chemistry/Chemical Biology at Northeastern1
Experiential Learning Introduction
EESC 2000Professional Development for Co-op1
General Chemistry
CHEM 1217
and CHEM 1218
General Chemistry 1 for Chemical Science Majors
and Lab for CHEM 1217
CHEM 1220
and CHEM 1221
General Chemistry 2 for Chemical Science Majors
and Lab for CHEM 1220
Intermediate-Level Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 2315
and CHEM 2316
Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2315
CHEM 2317
and CHEM 2318
Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
and Lab for CHEM 2317
Bioanalytical Chemistry
CHEM 2331
and CHEM 2332
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2331
Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3431
and CHEM 3432
Physical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 3431
Intermediate-Level Chemistry 2
Complete one of the following:5
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
and Lab for CHEM 3403
Organic Chemistry 3: Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Development
and Lab for CHEM 4456
Advanced-Level Chemistry
CHEM 3501Inorganic Chemistry4
or CHEM 3505 Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3521
and CHEM 3522
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
CHEM 3531
and CHEM 3532
Chemical Synthesis Characterization
and Chemical Synthesis Characterization Lab
CHEM 4628
and CHEM 4629
Introduction to Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
and Identification of Organic Compounds
CHEM 4621
and CHEM 4622
Introduction to Chemical Biology
and Lab for CHEM 4621
Senior Research/Capstone
CHEM 4750Senior Research4

Supporting Courses

MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155

Chemistry Major Credit Requirement

Complete 83 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

136 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 12174CHEM 12204Open0Open0
CHEM 12182CHEM 12212  
CHEM 12190CHEM 12220  
MATH 13414MATH 13424  
ENGW 11114PHYS 11513  
CHEM 10001PHYS 11521  
Elective4PHYS 11531  
 19 19 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 23154CHEM 23174CHEM 35211Co-op0
CHEM 23162CHEM 23182CHEM 35224 
PHYS 11553CHEM 23314CHEM 35311 
PHYS 11561CHEM 23321CHEM 35324 
PHYS 11571EESC 20001  
 19 20 10 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHEM 34314OpenCo-op0
 CHEM 34321  
 CHEM 46284  
 CHEM 46292  
 0 19 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CHEM 35054Open0Co-op0
 CHEM 35061  
 ENGW 33074  
 0 17 0 0
Year 5
Co-op0CHEM 34034  
 CHEM 34041  
 CHEM 46214  
 CHEM 46221  
 CHEM 47504  
 0 14  
Total Hours: 137