Chemistry Course List

All courses beyond introductory ones have prerequisites. CHE 122 or 161 is prerequisite for all upper level courses. In addition, physical chemistry courses require calculus, and go in sequence. Organic chemistry courses also go in sequence. For full prerequisite information, see the course descriptions from the Cornell course catalogue.

Courses required of majors are indicated by an asterisk. CHE 161 can substitute for CHE 121 & 122.

Introductory Courses 

121*

Chemical Principles I

122*

Chemical Principles II

161**

Accelerated General Chemistry

202*

Analytical Chemistry

 Organic Chemistry Courses 

225*

Organic Chemistry I

326*

Organic Chemistry II

327*

Organic Chemistry Lab

328

Advanced Organic Chemistry

  Physical Chemistry Courses 

323*

Physical Chemistry I

324*

Physical Chemistry II

339

Advanced Physical Chemistry

Other Advanced Courses

333

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

334

Biochemistry

335

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

485

Chemical Research

Courses that don't count toward the major

111

Chemistry in the Natural World (nonmajors)

234

Biological Chemistry (same as BIO 205)

511

Extended Research (0.25 credit/semester)

512

Reading and Conversation in Chemistry


Cornell also participates in the Oak Ridge Science Semester program sponsored by the ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest).