Honors Courses

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers honors sections of the following courses:

    • General Chemistry I (CHM 1045/L or CHM1050/L)
    • General Chemistry II (CHM 1046/L or CHM1051/L)
    • Organic Chemistry I (CHM2210)
    • Organic Chemistry II (CHM2211)

These courses are available to students who have been accepted into the FSU Honors Program. Visit the honors program website for more information on how to apply.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a distinction for graduating students who’ve undertaken independent and original research. For requirements and other information, see the Honors in the Major website at https://honors.fsu.edu/honors-major. In addition to the requirements given in the Honors in the majors website, the thesis director must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

American Chemical Society Certification

Students obtaining the baccalaureate degree in chemistry may earn certification from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Certification requires completion of the core chemistry curriculum plus BCH 4053 and any one upper-level chemistry or biochemistry elective course. Independent research taken as CHM 4905r (Directed Individual Study) or 4906r (Honors Work) may be counted as the upper-level chemistry course provided that a final report is written by the student and approved by the supervising faculty and a copy of the report is submitted to the Student Affairs Office. Students planning to obtain ACS certified degrees should have their program of studies approved by their advisor.