Inorganic Chemistry Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the elements and their compounds, other than the hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Includes instruction in the characterization and synthesis of non-carbon molecules, including their structure and their bonding, conductivity, and reactive properties; research techniques such as spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and photoelectron analysis; and the study of specific compounds, such as transition metals, and compounds composed of inorganic and organic molecules.

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Inorganic Chemistry Major

What Courses Do Inorganic Chemistry Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Inorganic Chemistry majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Research Methods