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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.S. Specialization in Chemistry

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The Chemistry Department’s program for the B.S. Specialization 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 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 outside the Department of Chemistry.

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 hours.

4. General Requirements


Foreign Language

German, French or Russian preferred, completion of level 4 if studied in high school or to level 2 if studied as a new language;

Social Science

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; and 3 hours from any distribution category).

For listing of distribution courses, see Distribution Courses program.

5. Major and Additional Requirements

  • 3 s.h. of CSC under advisement

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