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Chemistry Majors:

This fall (2017), the UT Chemistry Department will undergo a major alteration of both of its BS degrees (ACS-certified and regular). This is due to changing requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society, but it affects both degrees. Some courses will stay the same, some get renumbered but have the same content, and some (especially the lab sequences) will very appreciably change. This is implicit in the Fall 2017 timetable, the Current catalog, and the new DARS.

Except for current seniors who will graduate by the end of summer 2017, all Chem majors, both assigned (have seen me and been assigned a Dept. advisor) and declared (haven’t seen me) really need to see an advisor very soon (= before you register for fall). You need to plan the courses to take during this transition period, and to decide whether to switch entirely to the new curriculum (= 2017 catalog) or stick with the old one, and plan/petition for new courses to substitute for old ones. This does not mean any substitution will work: you still need two semesters of PChem lecture plus one of lab, etc. if you are sticking with the old curriculum.

John Bartmess
Undergrad Advising Coordinator, Chemistry


The University catalog contains short descriptions of all undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry.

The marker (OL) indicates those courses with a Web page at

Instructions to view catalog: Once you are on the University catalog page, select the desired catalog from the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the screen and click go.

When the desired catalog page appears, choose majors or minors from the left side navigation bar/menu to view the majors/minors, then choose your major/minor to view the courses. Click on the course name to view a short description of the course.

If you have any questions, please contact General Chemistry Office:

514 Buehler Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-3413

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