This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Chemistry

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MAT251 Calculus I4
Total13
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MAT252 Calculus II4
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
MAT341 Applied Math 13
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Total12
CourseCredits
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Total12

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CHE321 Physical Chemistry I3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3-4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Elective3-4
CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4
Total16-18
CourseCredits
CHE322 Physical Chemistry II3
CHE323 Exper Physical Cem (WI)3
CHE314 Inorganic Chemistry3
Inorganic Chem Lab (ACS track or biochem track)1
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
BIO320 Genetics (biochem track)4
Total17

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
CHE461 Biochemistry I3
Senior Research in Chemistry (ACS or biochem track)3
Elective3-4
Elective3-4
Total12-14
CourseCredits
CHE462 Biochemistry II4
Elective3-4
Elective3-4
Elective3-4
Total13-16

Notes

The number of elective courses must be sufficient to bring the total number of credits to at least 120 and the total number of credits of courses above the 200 level to 45.

Students intending to complete the general degree but not the ACS approved program or the biochemistry emphasis can substitute a 400 or 500 level chemistry course approved by the department chair in place of Biochemistry 1.

Total Credits: 111-118