The undergraduate degree program in chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training. It prepares the student for career opportunities in the chemical or related industries, or in government laboratories. The program also prepares students for further study at the graduate level in chemistry or in a related area such as pharmacology or toxicology. With an appropriate choice of electives it also constitutes excellent preparation for the professional schools of dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements may change from year to year. To insure that you are receiving accurate information, please choose your appropriate catalog year, then look up your degree requirements. Our program also offers a Chemistry Minor, which is a 28 credit-hour program that exposes students to a range of sub-disciplines, including Organic, Forensic, and Physical Chemistry.

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Student Highlights

The Department of Chemistry has a multifaceted mission that includes providing the best education possible for our students, contributing significantly to tomorrow’s knowledge through research, and being of service to our discipline, university, community, state and nation. Chemistry is the central science and has a strong relationship with other departments and institutes. Central to our efforts to provide the best possible education for our students is the maintenance of a contemporary and sound curriculum, using guidelines provided by the American Chemical Society. Since chemistry is a laboratory science, special attention is given to the laboratory component of our curriculum. Our research efforts involves faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and are significant teaching components. Solving research problems give students more experience in critical thinking and problem solving than any other component of their education–empowering students with capabilities which will make them better contributors to their employers and society.

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Tutoring Center

The Chemistry Department offers free tutoring to all University of Central Florida students taking: CHS1440, CHM1032, CHM2045, CHM2045H, CHM2046, CHM 2210 and CHM 2211.

The sessions are led by our Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Location: Chemistry Building Room 321.

The Chemistry Tutoring Center is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Placement Exam

To register for CHM 2045C, you must earn a passing score in the Chemistry Placement Test WebCourse.  Students interested in majors that require CHM 2045 are recommended to take this test.  For majors that require only CHS 1440C, the placement test is not required, however, CHS 1440C will not satisfy the pre-requisite for CHM 2046.

To register for the Chemistry Placement Exam, visit your UCF Student Home Page at my.ucf.edu. There you will find a link to register for Placement Exams, including the Chemistry Placement Test, via WebCourses. Once you register for the Chemistry Placement Test, it will appear in your Dashboard in webcourses.ucf.edu.  This course contains the exam as the only assignment.  The home page of that course includes a description of the exam and the score required to pass.  Please make sure that you read the instructions carefully before entering the exam.

If you are unsure of whether your major requires Chemistry, you can view a list of required courses in your Major’s catalog.

If you have questions concerning the Chemistry Placement test, please contact the Chemistry Department via chemplacement@ucf.edu.

If you require SAS accommodations, please make sure you contact Student Accessibility Services when registering for the Placement Exam.

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Advising

The College of Sciences Academic Services (“COSAS”) is the primary office charged with providing academic assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Sciences. They help students with matters concerning college and university requirements, policies, and procedures. Students use their services primarily by walk-in, or by appointment for advising and special problems.

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Departmental Advisor

Every student has a major departmental advising office available to assist them with specific concerns in relation to their degree. The departmental advisor is typically a faculty member or administrator that works specifically with your major and is an expert in your field of study. Departmental advisor availability varies from major to major, so please contact your program directly for additional information. You can visit your Departmental Advisor for:

  • Major Specific Questions
  • Class Scheduling
  • Course Content Questions
  • Internships
  • Independent Studies
  • Career Information
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Chemistry Undergraduate Coordinator

Office Hours are by appointment only.

Matthew Rex

Chemistry Undergraduate Coordinator

matthew.rex@ucf.edu
407-823-1260
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