Undergraduate Degree Programs

The academic program in chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has received the accreditation of the American Chemical Society in recognition of its faculty, curriculum, and facilities for quality undergraduate instruction in chemistry. The Chemistry Department offers courses leading to the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry and supports undergraduate programs in other disciplines.

Major curricula are offered that provide preparation for a wide range of career possibilities:

1) employment as an industrial chemist
2) employment in chemical business
3) research and graduate work in chemistry, materials science, and biotechnology
4) medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school
5) chemical education with an Alabama Class B High School Teacher’s Certificate


Major Curricula

Choose a concentration from the Chemistry Catalog

 Chemistry Catalog


How to Minor in Chemistry

Course sequences for students wishing to minor in chemistry require at least 21 hours of chemistry including 6 or more hours numbered 300 or above. Courses in organic chemistry completed at the junior college level may be used to satisfy hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the minor. Approved sequences are shown below. Others are subject to Departmental approval.

Premedical and predental students:

CH 121, 125, 123, 126, 223, 224, 331, 332, 335, 336, and 361

Some biology and medical technology majors:

CH 121, 125, 123, 126, 223, 224, 331, 332, 335, 361, 362

Biology majors taking BYS 361 and 362:

CH 121, 123, 125, 126, 223, 224, 331, 332, 335, 347

Physics, mathematics, and chemical engineering majors:

CH 121, 125, 123, 126, 331, 332, 335, 341, 342