The Department of Chemistry’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 (Major and Distribution Requirements - Semester Hours: 100)
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 listed below:
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.
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
Completion of level 4 if studied in high
school or to level 2 if studied as a new language;
Social Science and Humanities
Social science and humanities, 15 semester hours of distribution courses; (social science: 3 hours in behavioral social sciences and 3 hours in history and philosophy; humanities: 3 hours in the appreciation and analysis category (literature) and 3 hours in the creative participation category; 3 hours from any distribution category).