Chemistry, B.A.

The B.A. chemistry degree is an excellent choice for students who value preparation in chemistry but prefer the flexibility to explore advised electives in other fields. Many students complete a B.A. chemistry degree when obtaining a double major with biology. This degree is not ACS certified.

General Education Requirement
NUB 102NU Beginnings 11
Foundation Courses27
Select 21 credits of Distribution Courses21
PHY 121
PHY 123L
General Physics
and General Physics
MAT 111Calculus I4
MAT 112Calculus II4
Major Requirement
CHE 111
CHE 113L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHE 112
CHE 114L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHE 221
CHE 223L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHE 222
CHE 224L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHE 227
CHE 229L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry Electives 3
Select nine credits of the following:9
Career Seminar
and Written and Oral Reports
Senior Research
and Senior Research
General Physics
and General Physics
Other Courses
Advised electives21
Total Credits111

All Niagara University students entering as freshmen are required to take the one credit Niagara University Beginning seminar course (NUB 102 NU Beginnings) in addition to the 20 general education requirements.


Candidates for the B.A. chemistry degree must complete at least six credit hours of laboratory. To fulfill the requirement for a laboratory course unit students must complete the following required laboratories: CHE 113L General Chemistry Laboratory I, CHE 114L General Chemistry Laboratory II, CHE 223L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and CHE 224L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. Ordinarily, the laboratory work will be taken at the same time that the student covers the related work in lecture.


No 100-level courses may be used as chemistry electives.