May 19, 2024  
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024 
Whittier College Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry with ACS Certification, B.A.

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The Chemistry Department is approved by the Committee on the Professional Training of Chemists of the American Chemical Society. Students majoring in chemistry who follow the ACS-approved program receive certification as being prepared for a career in chemistry or for graduate study in the field.


A minimum of 63 credits: 45 credits of the chemistry core courses in addition to 18 credits in upper division chemistry courses

ACS Certification Option

17 additional credits


Study of a foreign language, although not required, is highly recommended, particularly for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.

CHEM 095  may not be applied toward a major in Chemistry.

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