Example Course Plans

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

Chemistry (Pre-Engineering) 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
Year 2

Fall Semester

*Physics 105 and 106 is required for pre-engineering students and recommended for students considering an advanced degree in chemistry. In addition, Physics 105 and 106 have concurrent applied analysis 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.

Additional Information
  • Students who intend to complete a 3-2 engineering program (3 years at IWU followed by 2 years in an engineering program) absolutely must adhere to the math and physics schedule presented here.
  • 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.