The science of chemistry is concerned in the broadest sense with the structure and "behavior" (properties and reactions) of the material world. On one end of the spectrum (atomic structure) it overlaps strongly with physics, while on the other end (biochemistry), it overlaps with biology. Traditional disciplinary majors in chemistry typically include 32-40 credits of study in chemistry, and 16-24 credits in mathematics, computers and cognate sciences.
Concentration studies in chemistry should provide an understanding of the primary principles, concepts, facts and theories across the discipline.
The concentration should include study in:
In a traditional chemistry major this is accomplished by course work in general/inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry.
Chemistry is an experimental science; therefore, whatever the focus, the concentration should provide: