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A chemistry degree is excellent preparation for medical school and related fields, and also for careers in business, law or education. Many students, including chemistry majors, may be interested in a second major or minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. Other common choices include biology, chemical engineering and mathematics.

CHEM 552 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry

A survey of contemporary methodology in organic synthesis. Retrosynthetic analysis, functional group transformations, condensation chemistry, and organometallic reagents will be stressed. Includes computer assisted synthesis.