Chemistry and Biochemistry

Example Course Plans

Chemistry (General Interest)
Chemistry (Pre-Medical)
Chemistry (Pre-Engineering)

Biochemistry Major
Biochemistry Minor

Chemistry (General Interest) Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2019-2020 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional


Year 2

Fall Semester

*Two physics sequences will satisfy the chemistry major: Physics 101 and 102 or Physics 105 and 106. The latter sequence is required for pre-engineering students and recommended for students considering an advanced degree in chemistry. In addition, Physics 105 and 106 have concurrent Calculus enrollment requirements.


Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is: fall or spring, fourth year. Consult with the Chemistry Department Chair if you have a strong interest in studying abroad prior to the senior year.

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