Example Course Plans
Chemistry (General Interest)
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.
*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.
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.
- Students must complete two semesters Calculus and a Physics sequence before taking
the required Physical Chemistry sequence. Students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam should
consult with the Chemistry Department Chair to discuss mathematics options.
- CHEM 499 can be taken anytime from the Spring of year two onward.
- Chemistry students are strongly encouraged to participate in research as part of their
education. It is never too early to talk to faculty and learn about becoming involved.