Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Chemistry, B.S., ACS-Certified

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

MAT 260Calculus I

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:13
CHE 152, CHE 153L, MAT 260: Grade "C" or better

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MAT 261Calculus II

4

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

BIO 204LBiological Unity Laboratory

0

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17
CHE 154, CHE 155L, MAT 261: Grade "C" or better

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 232Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 310Analytical Chemistry

4

CHE 310LAnalytical Chemistry Laboratory

0

PHY 205General Physics with Calculus I

4

PHY 205LGeneral Physics with Calculus I Laboratory

0

Humanities Fine Arts (Bacc Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

CHE 232CHE 233L (W), CHE 310: Grade "C" or better

Humanities/Fine Arts: (W)

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 234Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 245Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHE 245LIntermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

0

PHY 206General Physics with Calculus II

4

PHY 206LGeneral Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

0

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

CHE 234CHE 235L (W), CHE 245: Grade "C" or better

Social Science: (IG) (NW)

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 320Biochemistry

3

CHE 352Physical Chemistry I

3

CHE 353LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

MAT 262Calculus III

4

Humanities Fine Arts (Bacc Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Humanities/Fine Arts: (A)

CHE 320, CHE 352CHE 353L: Grade "C" or better

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 354Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 355LPhysical Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

General Elective (W)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

1 credit of CHE 451 should be taken

 

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

CHE 425Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

General Elective (W)

4

Social Science (Bacc Exp.)

4

General Elective (IG) (NW)

4

Total Credit Hours:17
2 credits of CHE 451 should be taken

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

CHE 430Advanced Instrumental Chemistry

4

CHE 430LAdvanced Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

1 credit of CHE 451 should be taken

 

One of the following:

CHE 420Advanced Biochemistry

4

CHE 426Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 445Advanced Organic Spectroscopy

3

CHE 499Special Topics in Chemistry

1-4

Total Credit Hours:16-17
3-4 credits of CHE 420, CHE 426, CHE 445, or CHE 499 are required.  If CHE 420 is taken, CHE 320L must also be taken as a prerequisite.

Total Credit Hours: 127-128

Note: The math requirement and natural science component of the Baccalaureate Experience are fulfilled by courses in the above sequence (i.e., BIO 204, CHE 152, MAT 260).

 

MAT 262 is strongly recommended for the B.S., ACS-Certified Chemistry major.