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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.
**For those pursuing Standard Concentration or certification with the American Chemical Society.

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