Undergraduate Catalog

Eight Semester Plan

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students 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 students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

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

Adolescence Ed: Chemistry

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MAT251 Calculus I (Mathematics)4
CHE201 General Chemistry I (Natural Science Lecture)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
EDI293 Education Seminar1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II (Natural Science Lecture)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
MAT252 Calculus II4

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (Social Science)3
PHY201 General Physics 1 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory (Natural Science Lab)1
CHE318 Organic Chemistry I3
CHE306 Organic Chemistry I Lab1
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
CHE319 Organic Chemistry II3
CHE309 Organic Chemistry II Lab1
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CHE314 Inorganic Chemistry3
CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4
SED354 Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar1
MAT341 Applied Mathematics I3
CHE322 Physical Chemistry II3
GE: Diversity (DVRS)3
SED453 Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School3
SED353 Field Work #11
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners3
SPE385 Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School3
CHE321 Physical Chemistry I3
CHE323 Experimental Phys Chemistry (WI)3

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
SED356 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Environment3
SED374 Teaching Science in the Secondary School3
SED350 Fieldwork #21
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Choose one course - Note 14
SED407 Fieldwork #31
SED404 Student Teaching Secondary, 7-96
SED405 Student Teaching Secondary 10-126
SED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


Take either of the following courses with a lab (BIO201 is a 4-credit course with a lab):BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI), GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI), GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory

Total Credits: 121