The chemistry and biochemistry majors require careful planning. Suggested introductory coursework for transfer students who are planning to major in chemistry include the equivalent of CHEM 142, 152, 162 (one year of general chemistry for science majors with labs); 237, 238, 239, 241, 242 (one year of organic chemistry with labs); MATH 124, 125, and 126 (one year of college calculus); PHYS 121/131, 122/132, 123/133 (one year of college physics). Courses in linear algebra and differential equations are also recommended. To make sure you are taking the appropriate classes in the right order, refer to a chemistry model schedule. In addition to the chemistry and calculus sequences, biochemistry majors should include one year of college biology in the first two years. Intended biochemistry majors please refer to the biochemistry model schedule. The most important courses to complete are the general chemistry and calculus sequences.
The Academic Planning Worksheet is a very helpful tool for looking ahead for important information for your intended major and for graduation while still attending community colleges.
Chemistry/Biochemistry Undergraduate Advising
303 A,B,C Bagley
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Additional information is available concerning transfer admission and planning. Of particular interest will be the Equivalency Guide for Washington Community and Technical Colleges and the Course equivaency tables in which you will find entries for approximately 18,000 courses from Washington-state community and technical colleges, and their corresponding equivalencies at the UW. Equivalency data are updated on an ongoing basis.
UW Transfer Credit policies are also available.