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Academic Advising for Chemistry Students

Incoming freshmen chemistry majors must contact a chemistry advisor prior to enrollment in classes. Please visit the Freshman Chemistry Major Advising Homepage
Both returning and new chemistry majors should review the Chemistry Major's Homepage:

Chemistry Course Placement Information

Please refer to the guidelines below. Contact your major department or college advisor for further information and recommended courses for your program.

Comprehensive Chemistry Course Placement Guidelines (all topics, PDF)

Individual Guideline topics: (PDF)

  1. Chemistry placement guidelines by major program
  2. Chemistry course prerequisites and mathematics placement guidelines
  3. Instructions for students with high school Advanced Placement chemistry
  4. General chemistry courses
  5. Organic chemistry courses
  6. Credit restrictions for repeated courses

Other links of interest:

Transfer students:


Information for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors and Minors

Undergraduate students who need advising for Chemistry programs should contact:

  • Chemistry Majors: Professor Sarah Cummings, Chemistry Major Advisor (Room 123 Chemistry Building, 775-682-6457)
  • Chemistry Minors: Contact the Department Office (Room 213 Chemistry Building, 775-784-6041)
  • Special course substitutions or waivers: Professor Kent Ervin, Director of Undergraduate Studies (Room 115 Chemistry Building, 775-784-6676) or contact the department office (CB 213, 775-784-6804).

Additional advising information

Pre-Professional Students

General guidelines for chemistry course requirements:

  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy
    • General Chemistry: CHEM 121A+121L & 122A+122L; or CHEM 201 & 202
    • Organic Chemistry: CHEM 241, 242 & 345; or CHEM 341, 342 & 345
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • General Chemistry: CHEM 121A+121L & 122A+122L; or CHEM 201 & 202
    • Organic Chemistry: CHEM 220A & 220L; or CHEM 241, 242 & 345; or CHEM 341, 342 & 345

For comprehensive pre-professional advising information see the College of Science pre-professional advising page.

General Advising Resources

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