Chemistry (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Physics
(239) 590-7196

2016-2017 Catalog Year

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: CHM 1045C General Chemistry I w/lab (4) or CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHMX045C

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046C General Chemistry II w/lab (4) or CHM 1046 (3) and CHM 1046L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210C Organic Chemistry I (4) or CHM 2210 (3) and CHM 2210L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211C Organic Chemistry II (4) or CHM 2211 (3) and CHM 2211L (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX211C or (CHMX211 and CHMX211L)

    FGCU Course: MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX281

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics I w/lab (4) or PHY 2053C College Physics I w/lab (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or (PHYX053C)

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C General Physics II w/lab (4) or PHY 2054C College Physics I w/lab (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX049 and PHYX049L) or PHYX049C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L) or (PHYX054C)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (31 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    CHM 3005C Phys Chem for Life Sciences (4)
    CHM 3120C Analytical Chemistry (4)
    CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4139C Instrumental Analysis (4)
    CHM 4931 Senior Capstone in Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4932 Chemistry Senior Seminar (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major  (minimum of 9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    BCH 4033C Advanced Biochemistry I (4)
    BCH 4034C Advanced Biochemistry II (4)
    CHM 3940 Internship in Chemistry (0-4)*
    CHM 4080C Adv. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
    CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4714 Materials Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4905
    Dir Ind Study/Res in Chem (2-4)*
    CHM 4910C Senior Project in Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4912C Senior Thesis/Pres. Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4930 Special Topics in Chemistry (2-4)
    CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
    CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)

    *A maximum number of 4 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives – as needed to reach total credits required for the degree


Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 4/26/2017.