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Recommended Course Schedule: Chemistry Majors

The following schedule is one of many alternatives. You should contact an advisor as early as possible to plan a schedule based on your background and interests.

You can download the current chemistry major advising form here. You can download an advising guide here.


First Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 4 ENG 102 Composition II 4
ECCE 1 Comparative Societies I 3 ECCE 2 Comparative Societies II 3
CHE 141 Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHE 142 Principles of Chemistry II 4
MAT 115 Calculus I 4 MAT 116 Calculus II 4
Total 15 Total 15


Second Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
ECCE 3 U.S. Communities 3 COM 101 Oral Communications 3
CHE 267 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHE 269 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 268 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 CHE 271 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
BIO 141 Unity of Living Organisms 4 HUM/ART/SOC elective 3
ASP 201 Physics I 4 ASP 202 Physics II
4
Total 15 Total 14


Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CHE 321 Chemical Analysis 3 CHE 421 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHE 322 Laboratory Techniques 1 CHE 401 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHE 301 General Seminar 3 Advanced Biology Elective* 4
HUM/ART/SOC/ECCE elective 9 AST or ECCE elective 3-6
Total 16 Total 14-17

*For those pursuing a Biochemistry Concentration. Select from BIO 311 Cell Biology, BIO 345 & 346 General Microbiology with Lab, or BIO 381 Genetics.


Fourth Year

Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CHE 400 Undergraduate Research 4 CHE 422 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHE 415 Biochemistry I 4 CHE 416 Biochemistry II or CHE 436 Medicinal Chemistry* 3
CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II 4 CHE 418 Techniques in Molecular Biology* 1
HUM/ART/SOC elective 4 HUM/ART/SOC elective 8
Total 16 Total 16

*For those pursuing a Biochemistry Concentration.

Students on catalog years prior to the 2013/2014 catalog may have requirements to take CHE 441 and CHE 442 in their senior year.  These requirements are now satisfied by taking CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II with lab and CHE 422 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry with lab.  Students should see their advisor about petitioning to waive the requirements for CHE 441 and CHE 442 once they have completed CHE 402 and CHE 422.

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