Feb 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major I

Return to Program and Courses in Chemistry 

Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses include courses in chemistry and prerequisites to these courses. These courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.

Note: Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement  

In the case of the Chemistry Major I, the courses that meet CCC are:

Courses CUNY Common Core Foundational or Major
MATH 12500  Math & Quantitative Reasoning Foundational
CHEM 10200 (STEM)   Scientific World Foundational
CHEM 10400 (STEM)   Scientific World Foundational
CHEM 10600 (STEM)   Life and Physical Sciences Foundational
CHEM 11100 (STEM)   Life and Physical Sciences Foundational
CHEM 11200 (STEM)   Scientific World   Foundational


The major consists of a minimum of 43 credits

The requirements for this major consist of  a minimum of 43 credits in chemistry. This major is recommended for students preparing for admission to graduate school or for careers in chemical research. It will also be useful to students seeking a position in the chemical or allied industries, as it is accredited by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

One further laboratory course must be chosen from (research), (honors research) or the following

Also acceptable for completion of Major I are

Additional Information

Students should be aware, however, that if either of the philosophy courses is used to complete the Major I requirements, the major will not be eligible for accreditation by the American Chemical Society.

Additional Information

CHEM 24900 , MATH 15000 (STEM)  and MATH 15500 (STEM)  , and PHYS 12100 (STEM)  are prerequisites for CHEM 35200  and should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Major I is required of all students who wish to be considered for certification by the American Chemical Society upon graduation. It is recommended for all students intending to enter the profession of chemistry through either graduate study or employment in industry or government. Students who can attend only in the evenings should consult the department adviser regarding the feasibility of completing Chemistry Major I.