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Students planning to enter the chemistry department must follow the procedure shown below: 

Michael Kelly, Lecturer in Chemistry, (second from left) with physical chemistry students
Photo by C. Todd Reichart


Concentration Declaration Spring 2020


The concentration declaration period for Spring 2020 is April 2 – 20, 2020.  The Chemistry department open house scheduled for March 25 at 7:30 PM is canceledA PDF version of the presentation of the department orientation is posted here.

Additional information about chemistry department requirements may be found in the Undergraduate Announcement.

If you have questions about the department after viewing the presentation, please email Dr. L’Esperance or Dr. VanderKam.


Declaring the Chemistry Concentration:           


  1. Declare your intention to concentrate in Chemistry on the University website.  You will receive instructions from your Residential College.  Completion of this step will allow your chosen department access to your academic record.
  2. Complete the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF in TigerHub). You must submit your completed DAPF before meeting with Dr. L’Esperance, the Director of Studies in Chemistry and Junior Class advisor.
  3. Schedule a WASE meeting with Dr. L’Esperance
  4. Dr. L’Esperance will review your course selection with you.  After your DAPF is approved for you courses for the coming semester, you can enroll in courses from April 22 – 24.