Example Course Plans

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Chemistry (General Interest) Course Plan

This is an example course plan based on the 2020-2021 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

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Year 1
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.

Additional Information
  • 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.

 

 

Biochemistry Major Course Plan

Year 1
Year 2

 


**Two physics sequences will satisfy the Biochemistry 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 your advisor if have a strong interest in studying abroad prior to the senior year.

Additional Information
  • Students must complete two semesters Applied 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.

 

Chemistry Major (Pre-Med) Course Plan

Year 1

Fall***

Spring

 

***  Most chemistry majors with premedical interests are advised take Calculus I in the spring of year 1 and Calculus II in the fall of year 2.  Students with AP credit in Biology, Calculus, and/or Chemistry should consider taking Calculus I in the fall of year 1. Students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC exam may consult with the Chemistry Department Chair about having the Calculus 1 and 2 requirement waived. 

Year 2
Year 3

Fall

Spring 

****Either Physics sequence (101-102 or 105-106) is acceptable; however, in addition, MATH 176 is required for PHYS 105, and MATH 177 is required for PHYS 106.

 

Year 4

 

Chemistry Major (Pre-Engineering) Course Plan

Year 1
Year 2