Loyola University Maryland

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Major

Chemistry Students

Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year

Fall Term

  • CH101 General Chemistry I*
  • CH105 General Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
  • MA251 Calculus I*
  • WR100 Effective Writing**
  • Language Core
  • Elective**/***

Spring Term

  • CH102 General Chemistry II*
  • CH106 General Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
  • HS100-Level Core Course**
  • MA252 Calculus II*
  • Language Core or
  • Elective
  • Elective**/***

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

  • CH201 Quantitative Analysis*
  • CH301 Organic Chemistry I*
  • CH307 Organic Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
  • PH201 General Physics I*
  • PH291 General Physics Lab I* (1 credit)
  • PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
  • TH201Theology Matters
  • Elective**/***

Spring Term

  • CH302 Organic Chemistry II*
  • CH308 Organic Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
  • EN101 The Art of Reading
  • PH202 General Physics II*
  • PH292 General Physics Lab II* (1 credit)
  • PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
  • TH201 Theology Matters
  • Fine Arts Core**

Junior Year

Fall Term

  • CH311 Physical Chemistry I*
  • CH315 Physical Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
  • CH406 Organic Synthesis*
  • PL200-Level or TH200-Level Course
  • EN200-Level or HS300-Level Course**
  • Elective**

Spring Term

  • CH312 Physical Chemistry II*
  • CH316 Physical Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
  • Social Science Course**
  • Elective**
  • Elective**
  • Elective**

Senior Year

Fall Term

  • CH412 Inorganic Chemistry* (4 credits)
  • CH431 Biochemistry I*
  • CH433 Biochemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
  • Ethics Core**
  • Elective**
  • Elective**

Spring Term

  • CH410 Instrumental Methods*
  • CH411 Instrumental Methods Lab* (1 credit)
  • CH/MA/PH Elective (300-level or higher)*
  • Social Science Core**

For individual course descriptions, please visit the Loyola catalog.

* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.
*** Students planning to attend medical or dental school may substitute BL118, BL121, or another elective.


1. Chemistry electives include CH420 and CH432/CH434. CH420 may be used to fulfill the CH/MA/PH elective for the chemistry major if it is completed as a 3-credit course. Further research credits will count as free electives.

2. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course. (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

Birgid Albrecht

Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.

Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D., is as passionate about her students as she is about teaching and studying science