Chemistry Major Chemistry Major Chemistry is the branch of sciences that studies the composition, structure, properties, changes and interactions of matter. It underpins the efforts by scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. Breadcrumb chemistry major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment Chemistry is the branch of sciences that studies the composition, structure, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. Every material thing -- from the foods we eat, to the medicine we take, to the air we breathe -- is a chemical or a mixture of chemicals. Therefore, it is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. Since chemistry is the molecular science, military applications of chemistry rely on the understanding of the structure and changes at the molecular level. These application areas can include the synthesis and development of advanced materials and explosives, solving environmental problems, creating innovative biotechnology solutions, and chemical or biological sensing. The chemistry major includes all the courses recommended by the American Chemical Society, designed to provide cadets with basic instruction with comparable emphasis on the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The chemistry major provides an opportunity to earn an American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified Degree in addition to the baseline major. The chemistry major also offers an honors program in addition to the baseline and ACS Certified Degree. Chemistry majors have a lab requirement component. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science. Required Courses CH371 INTRO TO ANALYTICAL CHEM CH383 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I CH384 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CH471 POLYMER CHEMISTRY CH472I NORGANIC CHEMISTRY CH473 BIOCHEMISTRY CH474 INSTRU METHODS OF ANALYSIS CH481 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I CH482 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II MA205 CALCULUS II PH206 PHYSICS II Sample Electives CH362 MASS & ENERGY BALANCES CH375 ADVANCED BIOLOGY CH385I NTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY CH450 BIOENGINEERING MDLING & ANLSIS CS350 DATABASE DESIGN & IMPLEMENT EV350 ENVIRONMNTL ENGR TECHNOLOGIES MA364 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS MA365 ADV MATH FOR ENGRS/SCIENTISTS MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I PH365 MODERN PHYSICS PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY XS391 PRIN & APPL OF ENV CHEM This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Chemistry Major Curriculum. Cadets have numerous opportunities to participate in activities that will expand their intellectual and social interests within their field including scholarship opportunities, projects day participation, and summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science or the Center for Molecular Science.