Student Resources

Chemistry is an excellent choice of majors for students interested in pursuing careers in science fields such as chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, forensics, as well as the medical, dental and pharmacy fields. Our program offers a sense of belonging with friendly professors working with their doors open to students and research teams led by chemistry faculty.  The department is associated with the American Chemical Society (ACS), and membership can begin with joining the Student Affiliate Chapter on campus and progressing to full professional membership upon graduation. The Chemistry Department is well equipped with modern instrumentation and facilities. Our graduates are employed at firms in areas such as environmental analysis, health professions, industrial research and production, pharmacology, education and forensics, to name only a few.  

Students should consult with their department adviser to determine which degree and program is best suited to their career objectives.  For further information, or to schedule an advising appointment contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at (909) 537-5318. If you would like to visit our office, we are located in the Chemical Sciences Building, Room 204.

NEW: Q2S Advising information

If you plan to graduate by Summer 2020, you are a Quarter Finisher 
If you are graduating Fall 2020 or later, you a Semester Finisher
If you have any advising question, please contact the department office, listed above.

Quarter catalog roadmaps: courses you need to complete your degree on the 19-20 catalog or earlier (note: equivalent courses show up on your PAWS)

Semester roadmaps: this includes two/four year plans for Semester Catalog, as well as translation tables to convert old course numbers to new

GE for semesters 

Courses offered in 2020 on Main campus
Summer 2020: Chem 215

Fall Semester: Course (required or elective for; former number)

Chem 1000. (3 units, GE B2, formerly Chem 100)
Chem 1000L (1 unit, GE B laboratory; formerly Chem 100)
Chem 2050 (3 units, GE B2, some majors, formerly Chem 205)
Chem 2050L (3 units, GE B laboratory, Formerly chem 205)
Chem 2070 (5 units, Pre-nursing and GE B2 plus GE laboratory, no former course number)
Chem 2100 (4 units, GE B2, STEM majors, formerly Chem 215)
Chem 2100L (1 unit GE laboratory, STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 215)
Chem 2200 (4 units STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 216)
Chem 2200L (1 unit STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 216)
Chem 2300 (4 units, option for first part of second year biology major requirement)
Chem 2400 (3 units, option for first part of second year biology major requirement and BA Chem-biochem concentration, formerly first half of Chem 221A/222A/223A sequence)
Chem 2400L (1 unit, required for first semester of second year biology requirement and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly first half of Chem 221B/222B/223B sequence)
Chem 2500 (3 units, option for second semester of second year biology and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly second half of Chem 221A/222A/223A sequence)
Chem 2500L (1 unit, option for second semester of second year biology and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly second half of Chem 221B/222B/223B sequence)
Chem 222AQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 221A but not 222A for Chem 2500)
Chem 223AQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 222A and 222A but not 223A to finish a year of organic chemistry)
Chem 222BQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 221B but not 222B for Chem 2500L)
Chem 223BQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 222B and 222B but not 223B to finish a year of organic chemistry laboratory)
Chem 3200 (4 units, option for second semeser of second year biology and required for ALL Chem majors; formerly Chem 345)
Chem 3400 (5 units, required for BS-Chem majors (all concentrations) and BA-Chem-chem concentation; option for BA-Chem biochem conc, formerly first half of Chem 321/322/323 sequence)
Chem 3222Q2S (bridge course for students who completed Chem 321, but not chem 322, to prepare them for Chem 3500)
Chem 4100 (3 units, required for most Chem majors, and option for fo students completing Chem 2300, formerly the first half of the 436A/437A/438A sequence)
Chem 4100L (1 unit, required for most Chem majors, and option for fo students completing Chem 2300&2400L, formerly the first half of the 436B/437B/438B sequence)
Chem 437Q2S (bridge course for students who have finished Chem 436 but not 437, to prepare students for Chem 4200)
Chem 4300 (4 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Chem concentation, formerly Chem 475)
Chem 4400 (3 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Chem concentation, formerly Chem 455)
Chem 4600 (3 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Biochem concentation, formerly Chem 451)
Chem 5100 (2 units, required for BS Chem majors; elective for BA Chem majors, formerly Chem 500: Polymers)
Chem 5800 (1 unit, required for all Chem majors; formerly Chem 590A+ half of B)

Srping semester: Course (required or elective for; former number)

Chem 1000. (3 units, GE B2, formerly Chem 100)
Chem 1000L (1 unit, GE B laboratory; formerly Chem 100)
Chem 2050 (3 units, GE B2, some majors, formerly Chem 205)
Chem 2050L (3 units, GE B laboratory, Formerly chem 205)
Chem 2060 (4 units, certain health sciences department majors, formerly  Chem 206/207 sequence)
Chem 207Q2S (bridge course for students who finished Chem 205& Chem 206 but not Chem 207, to finish the year-long GOB sequence)
Chem 2100 (4 units, GE B2, STEM majors, formerly Chem 215)
Chem 2100L (1 unit GE laboratory, STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 215)
Chem 2200 (4 units STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 216)
Chem 2200L (1 unit STEM/pre-health professions majors, formerly Chem 216)
Chem 2400 (3 units, option for first part of second year biology major requirement and BA Chem-biochem concentration, formerly first half of Chem 221A/222A/223A sequence)
Chem 2400L (1 unit, required for first semester of second year biology requirement and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly first half of Chem 221B/222B/223B sequence)
Chem 2500 (3 units, option for second semester of second year biology and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly second half of Chem 221A/222A/223A sequence)
Chem 2500L (1 unit, option for second semester of second year biology and BA Chem-biochem concentration; formerly second half of Chem 221B/222B/223B sequence)
Chem 222AQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 221A but not 222A for Chem 2500)
Chem 223AQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 222A and 222A but not 223A to finish a year of organic chemistry)
Chem 222BQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 221B but not 222B for Chem 2500L)
Chem 223BQ2S (bridge course to prepare students who finished Chem 222B and 222B but not 223B to finish a year of organic chemistry laboratory)
Chem 3200 (4 units, option for second semeser of second year biology and required for ALL Chem majors; formerly Chem 345)
Chem 3500 (5 units, required for BS-Chem majors (all concentrations) and BA-Chem-chem concentation; option for BA-Chem biochem conc, formerly second half of Chem 321/322/323 sequence)
Chem 323Q2S (bridge course for students who completed Chem 321 & 322 but not 323, to complete a year of upper division organic chemistry)
Chem 3600 (5 units, course for students who have finished a year of lower division organic chemistry, but are Chem majors who need upper division OChem, formerly Chem 421)
Chem 4100 (3 units, required for most Chem majors, and option for fo students completing Chem 2300, formerly the first half of the 436A/437A/438A sequence)
Chem 4100L (1 unit, required for most Chem majors, and option for fo students completing Chem 2300&2400L, formerly the first half of the 436B/437B/438B sequence)
Chem 4200 (3 units, required for BS & BS Chem-Biochem concentration majors, formerly the second half of the 436A/437A/438A sequence)
Chem 4200L (1 unit, required for BS & BS Chem-Biochem concentration majors, formerly the second half half of the 436B/437B/438B sequence)
Chem 437Q2S (bridge course for students who have finished Chem 436 but not 437, to prepare students for Chem 4200)
Chem 438Q2S (bridge course for students who have completed Chem 436 & 437 but not 438, to complete the year-long biochemistry sequence)
Chem 4350 (3 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Biochem concentation, formerly Chem 470)
Chem 4500 (3 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Chem concentation, formerly Chem 456)
Chem 4550 (1 unit, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Chem concentation, formerly 3/4 of Chem 455/456 lab)
Chem 4700 (3 units, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Biochem concentation, formerly Chem 452)
Chem 4750 ((1 unit, required for BA and BS Chem majors with a Biochem concentation, formerly 3/4 of Chem 451/452 lab)
Chem 5200 (5 units, required for BS Chem - chem concentration, formerly Chem 545)
Chem 5800 (1 unit, required for all Chem majors; formerly Chem 590A+ half of B)
Chem 500x (1-3 units, topic course elective)