Qualification Criteria

Chemistry BS, Chemistry BS with Biochemistry, Chemistry BA, or Chemistry Minor students must complete the following courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of C or better and a cumulative gpa in these courses of 2.5 or greater:

  • CHEM 1A, General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1B, General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1C, General Chemistry
  • MATH 22, Introduction to Calculus of Several Variables or AM 30, Multivariate Calculus for Engineers, or MATH 23A, Vector Calculus I

And one of the following calculus sequences:

MATH 11A and 11B, Calculus with Applications

MATH 19A and 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BS students must complete the following courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of C or better and a cumulative gpa in these courses of 2.5 or greater:

  • CHEM 1B, General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1C, General Chemistry
  • CHEM 8A Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 8B Organic Chemistry
  • BIOL 20A, Cell & Molecular Biology

AND one of the following:

MATH 11A, Calculus with Applications

MATH 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, & Mathematics


√ Students who complete all the policy courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of C or better and have a cumulative gpa in these courses of 2.5 or greater are qualified to declare.

Students enrolled in their final qualification policy course at the major declaration deadline may submit the petition, but will not be declared until satisfactory grades have been posted. 

√ Students who have received one grade of C-, D+, D, D-, F in one of the policy courses will only be qualified to declare after successfully completing the same or an equivalent course with a grade of C or better. 

√ Students with two or more grades of C-, D+, D, D-, F in the policy courses are NOT qualified to declare.

√ Students with non-grades (I, IP, DG, Z, AC, NC) in any of the policy courses will not be qualified to declare until a grade of C or better has been assigned.