Recommended Course Schedule: Capital Scholars Honors Students
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.
CAP/Chemistry students planning to spend a semester abroad should normally plan to be abroad during the spring semester of the junior year.
See your Chemistry advisor no later than the first semester of your second year to begin planning how to complete the requirements for your major in conjunction with your semester abroad.
First YearFall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CAP 111 Writing for Cultural Literacy 3 CAP 112 Oral Communication 3
CAP 121 How Do You Know? 3 CAP 122 Who Am I? 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 14 Total 14
Second YearFall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CAP 225 What is Good? 3 CAP 226 What is Power? 3
CHE 267 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHE 269 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 268 Organic Chemistry I Lab
ASP 201 Physics I 4 ASP 202 Physics II 4
CAP 252 Social Actors 3
Total 15 Total 18
Third YearFall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CHE 321 Chemical Analysis 3 CHE 421 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHE 415 Biochemistry I 4 CHE 401 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHE 322 Laboratory Techniques 1 Advanced Biology Elective* 4
CHE 301 General Seminar 3 Modern Language 4
Modern Language 4
Total 15 Total 11-15
*For those pursuing a Biochemistry Concentration. Select from BIO 311 Cell Biology, BIO 345 & 346 General Microbiology with Lab, or BIO 381 Genetics.
Fourth YearFall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
CHE 400 Undergraduate Research 4 CHE 416 Biochemistry II or CHE 436 Medicinal Chemistry* 3
CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II 4 CHE 418 Techniques in Molecular Biology* 1
Modern Language 4 CHE 422 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
CAP 251 Art and Music 3 Modern Language 4
Total 15 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.