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Chemistry - Research Chemistry, B.S.

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Major Code: 7034 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Research Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The research chemistry major prepares the graduate for the many diverse career opportunities available to the chemist in government, private industry and academia.

Research chemistry majors receive an ACS-certified degree by following this program plan. The research chemistry major is the best choice for those who wish to pursue an advanced degree after graduation and are interested in a career in chemical research. This program features a full year of undergraduate research during the senior year.

Admission Requirements

Students intending to apply for admission to study for a bachelor’s degree in research chemistry should complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry.

Florida Tech has articulation agreements with many of the community colleges in Florida. Students contemplating transfer to Florida Tech should consult with their counselors to determine transferability of community college credits. If there is a question regarding specific courses needed, the department head should be contacted.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Research Chemistry must complete the minimum course requirements as indicated. Deviation from the recommended program can be made only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the concurrence of the department head.

Because the subject matter in general chemistry forms a critically important foundation for all of the advanced chemistry courses, both CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1  and CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2  must be passed with grades of at least C before taking any other chemistry courses.

To enter the senior year of the research chemistry option, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all chemistry courses at the end of the fall semester of the junior year is required.


Candidates for the degree must successfully complete the following curriculum.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credits Required: 128

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