The Chemistry Department’s program for the B.S. Major in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. A student completing this course of study will be awarded a certificate from the Society.
Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 124
This program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in chemistry.
It is especially recommended to those students preparing to enter industry or
to pursue graduate work. Candidates for graduation must fulfill the requirements
1. The Successful Completion of at Least 124 Semester Hours
The successful completion of at least 124 semester hours and a cumulative grade
point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra. Military Science 1C, 1E, 2C,
2E and associated leadership laboratories may not be counted toward this total
semester hour requirement.
2. Liberal Arts
At least 65 semester hours must be in liberal arts courses outside the Department
3. Residence Requirements
There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at
Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30
semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30