Course Requirements for the Undergraduate Program

CurriculoQuimica.pdf

List of General Education Courses (pdf file)

The course requirements for the Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemistry offered by the University of Puerto Rico, Rí­o Piedras Campus are as follows:

Basic Courses (General Education): 43 credits

  • ARTE ####: 3 credits
  • CIBI/CIFI 4###: 6 credits
  • CISO 3121-3122: 6 credits
  • ESPA 3101-3102, 3103-3104 or 3111-3112: 6 credits
  • HUMA 3101-3102, 3013-3014, 3033, 3034, 3113-3114: 6 credits
  • INGL 3101-3102, 3103-3104 or 3111-3112: 6 credits
  • Literature (INGL and/or ESPA and/or HUMA): 6 credits
  • MATE 3151: 3 credits

College of Natural Sciences Courses: 23 credits

  • ESPA or INGL Writing Course (i.e. scientific writing): 3 credits
  • FISI 3011-3012 & FISI 3013-3014: 8 credits
  • BIOL 3101: 4 credits
  • MATE 3152: 4 credits
  • MATE 3163: 4 credits


Chemistry Department Courses: 46 credits

  • QUIM 3001-3002: 8 credits
  • QUIM 3451-3452: 8 credits
  • QUIM 3255: 4 credits
  • QUIM 4015: 4 credits
  • QUIM 4055: 3 credits
  • QUIM 4000: 3 credits
  • QUIM 4041-4042: 6 credits
  • QUIM 4043-4044: 4 credits
  • Guided Elective courses in Chemistry**: 6 credits
**Guided Elective courses must be in a single chemistry area (Analytical/Environmental, Organic, Physical, Inorganic, or Biochemistry).  Some of the available elective courses in chemistry are:
-QUIM 4025 (Spectroscopy)
-QUIM 4035 (Organic Synthesis)
-QUIM 4865 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
-QUIM 4999 (Undergraduate Research) - Students may register for QUIM 4999 as many times as they wish but only four (4) credits count towards the Bachelor's degree.
-QUIM 5995 (Special Topics in Chemistry) - Examples are Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Nanotechnology, and Supramolecular Chemsitry


Free Electives: 18 credits

Free electives can be taken in any Faculty of the institution.  Preparatory courses such as MATE 3001, MATE 3023, MATE 3024 or MATE 3018 are not accepted as elective courses.

The certification by the American Chemical Society requires that the student complete a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry that includes QUIM 4015, QUIM 4055, QUIM 4999 (4 credits) adn one chemistry course elective.  All the medullar courses (6000 level) offered by the Graduate Program might be taken by undergraduate students as long as the student fulfills all the prerequisites of each course. These credits may count towards the student's graduate credits if the student hasn't used them to fulfill the requisites of the Bachelor's degree.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry requires 130 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum of 40 credits in Chemistry with a grade point average of 2.00.