The Furman University chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry. Students can choose from three tracks of study: chemistry (standard), biochemistry, or environmental chemistry.
Each course in the chemistry program provides a foundation necessary for success in all others to follow. Below are sample course sequences.
In addition to the sequences above, our majors must complete summer research or CHM 502 “Undergraduate Research”.
Regarding upper-level chemistry courses CHM 410, 420, 430, 440, 445, 450, and 465:
– Students on the standard track must complete two of these courses.
– Students on the biochemistry track must complete CHM 465 and at least one more of these courses. (Also, a genetics course — either BIO 210, 211, or 212 — must be completed. MTH 160 may be replaced with MTH 120 “Introduction to Statistics”.)
– Students on the environmental chemistry track must complete CHM 440. (Also, two additional courses in Biology, EES, or Sustainability must be completed, as determined and approved by the chemistry department.)
* PHY 111 must be taken before CHM 310.
** CHM 120 can be taken concurrently with CHM 115.