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The Department of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University is committed to providing an educational environment conducive to scholarship, intellectual development, and the acquisition of a foundation of knowledge and techniques required of professional chemists. The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. 

Department Contact: Donovan C. Haines
Phone: 936-294-1530
Location: CFS 317A

 Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 1411CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2123CHEM 2123Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2125CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 2323CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I: Lecture3
CHEM 2325CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II: Lecture3
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
MATH 1420MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 1430MATH 2414Calculus II4
PHYS 1101PHYS 1101General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 1102PHYS 1102General Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 1301PHYS 1301General Phy-Mechanics & Heat3
PHYS 1302PHYS 1302Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag3

*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog. If a student plans to minor in Biology, they should also take BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407.

Field of Study

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study

It is extremely important for the student to complete two years of chemistry (general and organic), a year of calculus, and a year of physics prior to transfer to Sam Houston State University if the student intends to take junior-level chemistry courses upon arrival. If the student is planning on a minor in Biology, the student should also take BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413.

Note: Chemistry majors are not required to complete the 1 hour core requirement where non-majors must select from the choice of 1 hour from ECON, KINE or NGLI.

  • A maximum of 66 transfer credit hours (“C” or better excluding kinesiology) may be applied to a degree at SHSU. Students should carefully select courses to complete the associate degree while minimizing the number of hours that might exceed the 66-hour cap for transfer credit
  • For more information visit the Department of Chemistry.  

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.