Example Course Plans

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

Chemistry (Pre-Medical) Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2014-2015 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

*Two physics sequences will satisfy the chemistry major: Physics 101 and 102 or Physics 105 and 106. 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.

Additional Information
  • Students must complete two semesters of Calculus (or Analysis) 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.