27-Hour B.A. in Chemistry

This degree offers a broad background in basic chemistry to students pursuing a second major or minor in any discipline, including arts, humanities, and social sciences.

In addition to completing the required courses, Valpo encourages students to conduct undergraduate research. A wide selection of instruments is maintained for student use in instructional laboratory work and research.

All majors are also expected to attend the weekly chemistry colloquium, CHEM 499, every semester.


B.A. students in chemistry at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

Chemistry Courses
One course from the following options:

  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry I – Honors
4 credits
One course from the following options:

  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry II – Honors
4 credits
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
CHEM 230 Quantitative Analysis 4 credits
One course from the following options:

  • CHEM 311 Elementary Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 315 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry I
3-4 credits
At least three or four additional credits from 300- or 400-level chemistry courses to make a minimum total of 27 credits. 3-4 credits
TOTAL 27 credits