JMU Major: Chemistry
The undergraduate experience is further enhanced by participation in undergraduate research with a faculty member, using modern laboratories and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Conducting research and presenting results builds technical, critical thinking and communication skills that are highly valued by graduate and professional schools, as well as industry and government employers.
Refer to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website for more information on programs of study, courses, undergraduate research opportunities and careers.
American Chemical Society Certified Programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Education (leading to teacher licensure) and Materials Chemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Chemistry major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should complete a "Change or Declaration of Major" form and obtain the signature of the department head, Physics and Chemistry building, room 1186.
CHEM 131, General Chemistry, and CHEM 131L, are the prerequisites for other required chemistry courses.
A grade of at least "C-" must be achieved in CHEM 131 and 131L to progress in the major.