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    Jul 13, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, BSCHM

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The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry qualifies you to be a professional chemist or to earn a certificate in forensic science. The UNT forensic science program is one of only two undergraduate programs in Texas and one of only 38 programs nationwide.

The BSCHM is a good choice for students planning to pursue graduate study in chemistry.

Degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry must meet the following requirements.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the Arts and Sciences degree requirements  (excluding foreign language and natural and life sciences). The laboratory science requirement is satisfied only by physical sciences.


CHEM 4940  may not be used to meet degree requirements for the chemistry major.

Minor requirements

A minor of at least 18 hours in mathematics, computer science, physics, biology, geology (if taken as a laboratory science) or materials science, of which 6 must be advanced.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

GPA of 2.5 on all advanced courses attempted in science and engineering (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics).

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