Chemistry Major

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Major in Chemistry – 56 credits minimum
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated and a grade of C- or better is required in all Pre-Requisites.

Required in the Major:

CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-132: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-215: Organic Chemistry I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-216: Organic Chemistry II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

CHEM-301: Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)

CHEM-313: Physical Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM-314: Physical Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM-340: Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)

CHEM-498: Senior Seminar in Chemistry

Two additional courses chosen from the following:

  • CHEM-303: Instrumental Analysis (5 credits)
  • CHEM-307: Biochemistry I (5 credits)
  • CHEM-308: Biochemistry II
  • CHEM-405: Advanced Organic Chemistry '
  • CHEM-481: Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry/Topics vary by semester (3 -4 credits) (Repeatable for credit)

Also required:

Choice of:

  • MATH-203: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (WOK: Problem Solving)
    AND
  • MATH-204: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (WOK: Problem Solving)
    OR
  • MATH-211: Calculus and Modern Analysis I (WOK: Problem Solving)
    AND
  • MATH-212: Calculus and Modern Analysis II (WOK: Problem Solving)

PHYS-121: Principles of Physics I (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

PHYS-122: Principles of Physics II (4 credits) (WOK: Scientific)

 

Sample Bachelor of Science: Chemistry Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only; it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

 

Year One Fall 

13/14* 

Year Two Fall 

14/15* 

Year Three Fall 

15 

Year Four Fall 

16 

CHEM-131 (4 cr)
ENGL-101
MATH-203/211
Language 103
FYIN-100*
CHEM-215 (4 cr)
PHYS-121 (4 cr)
GLST-201
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
CHEM-301 (5 cr)
CHEM-340 (4 cr)
WOK or elective (WI)
Minor #2 or elective
CHEM-314 (4 cr)
CHEM elective (3 cr)
Minor #4 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
Minor #5 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

16/17* 

Year Two Spring 

15/16* 

Year Three Spring 

16 

Year Four Spring 

15 

CHEM-132 (4 cr)
ILAR-101
MATH-204/212
RLST-104
WOK or elective
PHED #1*
Swim Test *
CHEM-216 (4 cr)
PHYS-122 (4 cr)
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
RLST-2XX
Minor #1 or elective
FYIN-101*
CHEM-313 (4 cr)
ETHS-201
CHEM elective
WOK or elective
Minor #3 or elective
CHEM-498
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective

 

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120