Undergraduate Program

Suggested Plan of Study: Bachelor’s in Chemistry (ACS-Certified)

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Semester / Year Courses
Fall Year 11 Gen Chem I: CH 101/117 (4 hrs)
Calculus I: MATH 125/145 (4 hrs)2
Biology I: BSC 114-115/118 (4 hrs)3
English Comp: EN 101/103 (3 hrs)4
Total: 15 hrs
Spring Year 11 Gen Chem I: CH 102/118 (4 hrs)
Calculus II: MATH 126/146 (4 hrs)2
Biology II: BSC 116-117/120 (4 hrs)3
English Comp: EN 102 (3 hrs)4
Total: 15 hrs
Fall Year 21 Quantitative Analysis: CH 223 (4 hrs)
Organic I: CH 231 (3 hrs)
Calculus III: MATH 227/247 (4 hrs)
Physics I: PH 105/125 (4 hrs)
Total: 15 hrs
Spring Year 21 Organic II: CH 232 (3 hrs)
Organic Lab I: CH 237 (2 hrs)
Physics II: PH 106/126 (4 hrs)
Electives: 6 hrs5
Total: 15 hrs
Fall Year 3 Physical Chemistry I: CH 341 (3 hrs)7
Organic Lab II: CH 3387 (W)8 (2 hrs)
Electives: 9-12 hrs5
Total: 14-17 hrs
Spring Year 3 Physical Chemistry II: CH 342 (3 hrs)9
Physical Chem Lab: CH 348 (W)8,9 (2 hrs)
Electives: 9-12 hrs5
Total: 14-17 hrs
Fall Year 4 Inorganic Chem: CH 413 (4 hrs)7
Biochemistry I: CH 461 (3 hrs)6,7
Electives: 6-9 hrs5
Total: 13-16 hrs
Spring Year 4 Instrumental Analysis: CH 424 (W)8,9 (4 hrs)
Electives: 9-12 hrs5
Total: 13-16 hrs

Footnotes

  1. Alternative numbers represent honors versions of these classes.
  2. Depends on math placement/AP credit. Students should take the highest math for which they place and continue until completing at least Calculus III.
  3. Pre-Health Professions students should take Bio I/II in the first year and may want to take additional biology elective classes. If not pursuing a pre-health professional program, substitute electives or physics for biology.
  4. Depending on English placement/AP credit. Students taking EN 103 can do so in either semester and do not need EN 101/102.
  5. General education requirements: freshmen composition (6 h), foreign language or computer science (6 h), humanities, literature, and fine arts (12 h), history and social and behavioral sciences (12 h). Students must take a 2-semester sequence in either literature or history. Natural science, math, and writing requirements will be met in the Chemistry major.
  6. Pre-medical students should take Biochemistry I in the fall of year 3 to be prepared for the MCAT.
  7. Offered fall only
  8. Writing courses
  9. Offered spring only