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Other Approved 200-Level Science Courses for the Chemistry BA Program

The Chemistry BA program requires "two additional (8 credits) 200-level (or higher) Chemistry courses or Other Approved Science Courses from this listing on this page. Permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee is required to use a course that is not a Chemistry 200-Level course, and is also not on this listing (below).

Course titles & semesters offered are subject to change, please consult an advisor regarding your individual program requirements. For a complete list of chemistry courses please see our chemistry website course listing, or the CDCS.

Biochemistry (BCH)

  • 208(W) Biochemistry Laboratory
  • 308(W) Biochemistry Laboratory & Critical Analysis

Biology (BIOL)

  • 202(W) Molecular Biology
  • 205(W) Evolution
  • 208 Introduction to Programming in Biology
  • 210(W) Cell Biology
  • 220(W) Advanced Cell Biology
  • 226(W) Developmental Biology
  • 243(W) Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
  • 250L Biochemistry 
  • 267 Molecular Evolution
  • 268(W) Laboratory in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
  • 278 Biochemistry Mechanisms of Cellular Processes

Chemical Engineering (CHE)

  • 213 Engineering of Soft Matter
  • 243 Fluid Dynamics
  • 264 Biofuels
  • 286/486 Polymer Science & Engineering

Chemistry (CHEM)

  • Any four (4) credit 200-level chemistry/CHEM course

Earth and Environmental Sciences (EESC)

  • 206(W) Petrology
  • 209 Introduction to Geochemistry
  • 212 A Climate Change Perspective to Chemical Oceanography
  • 216(W) Environmental Geochemistry
  • 218 Atmospheric Geochemistry
  • 236 Physics of Climate
  • 261 Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • 265(W) Paleoclimate
  • 274 Paleoceanography & Climate Change

Microbiology (MBI)

  • 220 Introduction to Microbiology
  • 221W Microbiology Laboratory
  • 473 Immunology

Material Science (MSC)

  • 202 Introduction to Materials

Neuroscience (NSCI)

  • 201 Basic Neurobiology
  • 203 Laboratory in Neurobiology
  • 243 Neurochemical Foundations of Behavior

Optics (OPT)

  • 224 Fundamentals of Lasers
  • 241 Geometrical Optics
  • 253 Quantum & Nano Optics Laboratory
  • 254 Nanometrology Laboratory
  • 256 Optics Laboratory
  • 276 Biomedical Optics

Physics (PHYS)

  • 217 Electricity and Magnetism I
  • 218 Electricity and Magnetism II
  • 227 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
  • 235W Classical Mechanics
  • 237 Quantum Mechanics of Physical Systems
  • 243W Advanced Experimental Techniques I
  • 244W Advanced Experimental Techniques II
  • 245W Advanced Nuclear Science Education Lab
  • 246 Quantum Theory
  • 251 Introduction to Condensed Matter
  • 253 Biological Physics
  • 254 Nuclear and Particle Physics (was 20th Century Particle Physics)
  • 255 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

*Course titles & semesters offered are subject to change, please consult an advisor regarding your individual program requirements.  If you see a course that is NOT on this list that you believe should qualify (must have some chemistry content and be 200-level), then please seek permission by emailing ugradadm@chem.rochester.edu.

For a complete list of chemistry courses please see our website course listing, or the CDCS.)

Please click here for a PDF version of the approved course list.