Chemistry Degree Curriculum Requirements
The department has created a series of information sheets that
provide details on specific topics related to the chemistry major.
Click on the appropriate link you are interested in:
Guide (doc 115 kb)
Chemistry and Pre-Health Studies (PDF 20kb)
Secondary Education (PDF 153kb)
schedule for a chemistry major (doc 38kb)
The mission of the Department of Chemistry at Butler University
is to provide modern, rigorous, and comprehensive learning
experiences for students in the field of chemistry.
The Chemistry Major
The Department of Chemistry at Butler University is proud to
offer a degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Certification ensures a solid foundation in science through
critical thought and broad exposure to the various facets of
chemistry. This is an excellent option for career-minded students
wishing to be competitive in the pursuit of graduate or
professional study or employment directly in the chemical industry
after graduation. Please see the link for specific course
The department also offers a broad-based Honors
Curriculum. This option may be an excellent choice for
students interested in pre-health, pre-law, or education.
Full course requirements for this option can be found here.
Lastly, students who wish to double major with some other
discipline can earn a Chemistry Major by
completing a minimum of 32 hours of chemistry. This option is
only appropriate for those students that are using chemistry to
support a major in another area and will not be pursuing employment
or graduate study in the chemical field.
The Chemistry Minor
The department offers a minor in chemistry, which is
composed of General Chemistry (CH105-6 or CH107), Organic Chemistry
(CH351-2), and at least an additional 4 credit hours chosen from
the following advanced chemistry courses:
- Analytical - CH321
- Inorganic - CH332
- Biochemistry - CH361
- Physical - CH471, CH472
Departmental Honors Courses
The chemistry department offers Chemistry Seminar (CH492) and
Undergraduate Research (CH493) which fulfill the requirements for
Our department has numerous connections with area businesses and
offers several internship programs for students who wish to explore
outside of the classroom. In addition, many national and
international programs are offered through the University. The
chemistry department will give a maximum of 9 hours of elective
credit for internships.
Writing Intensive Courses
Our department offers a number of courses that fulfill the
University requirement for intensive writing:
Intensive Writing courses are to be taken during the junior or
senior year. The chemistry courses that fulfill this requirement
Analytical - CH424
Physical - CH473 or CH474
Biochemistry - CH463 or CH464