I believe that the current chemistry curriculum has had a major increase in biological content in the past 10 years, and that this biological content has replaced valuable mathematical content. It used to be that the core classes of chemistry were, along with the basic math core of calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations: 1 year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. In addition, there would be 2 single term classes on analytical chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Electives would be supporting labs or deeper theoretical classes into each of these 4 areas, or specialized applied classes such as polymer science, surface science, statistics, etc. which are highly used in industry. The current curriculum is much more heavily focused on biomedical fields. The chemical curriculum at many schools has phased out linear algebra and differential equations in favor of a required biochemistry class and lab. In addition, many applied classes have been canceled in favor of more biological electives, which are based on memorization, instead of mathematics and logic as most chemistry classes are. I believe that the decline in BS chemistry employment rates and relative wages is connected to the reduction of mathematical and physical content, and the increase of biological content, in the chemical curriculum. In addition, I believe forcing chemistry students to take biology is highly unfair to those who are interested in other chemical industry careers, and have no interest in the life sciences. I also believe that the method of teaching physical chemistry is antiquated. Indeed, just as we do not expect upper division physics students to take a single class on "Classical Physics" with one book, and instead divide it into mechanics and EM, why do we still force chemistry students to take a yearlong class from "one big book"? This is especially true for physical chemistry which constitutes 4 distinct fields: quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and chemical kinetics. Indeed, I believe that it would greatly improve both employment prospects and graduate school preparation if the following was done: restore the complete physical sciences math core for chemistry students and restore electives not related to biology. move memorization based biology electives to the biology department. The only biology based chemistry classes should be physical biochemistry and computational biology. change physical chemistry from a yearlong class to a 4 term class with different books for each term since the 4 sub-fields are different, just as mechanics and EM are both classical physics, yet are different.