The Department of Chemistry offers the following programs leading to a baccalaureate degree that fulfils the career objective of the student.


Course Offered


B.S. in Chemistry: Major. Chemistry 121-122 and Chemistry 320 are prerequisites to a major which consists of the following courses: Chemistry 341-342, 351 or 352, 359L and eight additional hours of upper division chemistry or biochemistry. All students majoring in chemistry must also complete a minor or a second major.


B.S. in Chemistry: ACS Approved. This curriculum is designed to follow the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the American Chemical Society for a professional degree program in chemistry at the undergraduate level. The program is fully accredited by the American Chemical Society. No minor is required.


Chemistry Minor: Chemistry 121-122 and Chemistry 320 are prerequisites to a minor, which consists of an additional eleven hours of upper division chemistry or biochemistry.


Physics Minor: Physics 220-221 are prerequisites to a physics minor, which consists of the following 12 hours of upper-division courses: Physics 322, 323, 343, and 491.



Professional programs in Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, and Pharmacy normally lead to a doctoral degree, while those in the other health sciences listed above generally lead to a bachelor's degree. Minimum requirements for admission to degree programs at the University of Tennessee at Memphis in each of the above fields are outlined in the UT Martin Catalog and are typical of professional schools in the health sciences. A student planning to apply at another school should contact that school directly regarding specific entrance requirements. A student in any of the pre-professional programs in the health sciences should be aware that careful sequencing of courses is necessary to complete the required course work in a timely fashion and should work closely with his/her advisor in planning his/her individual curriculum.


A student in any pre-professional program planning to graduate from UT Martin in the School of Arts and Sciences must satisfy all degree requirements of this school as well as meet the admission requirements of the particular professional school.


Cooperative Education Program in Chemistry: The five-year Cooperative Education Program, available to students pursuing either degree program in Chemistry, offers the student valuable professional experience as preparation for a permanent position or for admission to graduate school as well as a source of income to help finance college expenses. Qualified students admitted to the program alternate semesters at the University with semesters of work. Application for admission should be made during the freshman year. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Chemistry or the Cooperative Education Office.

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When do labs start?

ASTR 202L starts week of Jan. 18th

CHEM 359 starts 1/13/21 (1st day)

CHEM 102L, 111L, 112L, 121L, 122L, 320L, 341L, & 342L starts (1st week, Jan. 18th – 21st)

PHYS 211L, 212L, 220L, 221L starts week of Jan. 18th– 21st (1st week)