Department of Chemistry
1530 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
219 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Requirement For Admission To The Department Of Chemistry
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry is one of the most rigorous at the University. The very demanding course work begins the first semester of the freshman year and increases in rigor as students matriculate through the program. A total of 56 credits of chemistry and 38 credits of math and other science courses are required for the degree, i.e. 94 credits (78 %) of the 120 credits required for the degree are credits in demanding science and math courses. The freshman and sophomore years require students to complete 23 credits of low division chemistry and 26 credits of low division math and other science courses. All of these lower division courses are offered in sequence and are foundational to the chemistry courses required in the junior and senior years, i.e. concepts presented in the lower division courses must be mastered for students to succeed in junior level courses.
General Studies Students (Students With Less Than 60 Credits) To become a major in the Department of Chemistry a student in the FAMU Freshman/Sophomore Experience must follow the Department curriculum and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken as well as earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed on the curriculum.
Transfer Students (Students With More Than 60 Credits) This requirement applies to transfer students from other institutions and FAMU students who transfer from other departments. To become a major in the Department of Chemistry a transfer student must have an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken as well as earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed on the curriculum.