4-Year Plans

The Chemistry Department strongly encourages students to follow the 4-Year Plans when scheduling courses due to class/lab times and course content.

Course Descriptions are available in the Academic Catalog.

Pre-Professional (ACS) Chemistry Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
MCS 121 Calculus I MCS 122 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II CHE 258, Inorganic Chemistry I
PHY 121+122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus PHY 171+172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus
MCS 222 Advanced Calculus (CHE 270 Quantitative Analysis)
(CHE 291 Independent Study) (CHE 291 Independent Study)

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 255 Biochemistry I CHE 270 Quantitative Analysis
CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics CHE 372 Quantum Chemistry & Dynamics
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
(CHE 391 Independent Study) (CHE 391 Independent Study)

Senior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 375 Organic Chemistry III CHE 385, Inorganic Chemistry II
CHE 380 Instrumental Analysis CHE 391 Independent Study
CHE 391 Independent Study CHE 392 Special Topics in Chemistry
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar

Note: Courses in () are optional.

Chemistry Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
MCS 121 Calculus I MCS 122 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II CHE 258, Inorganic Chemistry I
PHY 121+122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus PHY 171+172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus
(CHE 270 Quantitative Analysis)

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics CHE 270 Quantitative Anaylsis
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
(CHE 255 Biochemistry I) (CHE 372 Quantum Chemistry & Dynamics)
(CHE 391 Independent Study) (CHE 391 Independent Study)

Senior Year

Fall Spring
[Level III Chemistry Elective *] [Level III Chemistry Elective *]
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
(CHE 380 Instrumental Analysis) (CHE 391 Independent Study)
(CHE 391 Independent Study) (CHE 392 Special Topics in Chemistry)

* Level III Elective - to carry a CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics prerequisite.

Note: Courses in [] are electives. Courses in () are optional.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
BIO 101 General Biology BIO 102 Organismal Biology
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
MCS 121 Calculus I MCS 122 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
BIO 201 Cell and Molecular Biology [BIO 202 Evolution, Ecology & Behavior **]
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II [CHE 258 Inorganic Chemistry I ***]

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 255 Biochemistry BIO 388 Molecular Genetics
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
PHY 121+122 General Physics I-with Calculus PHY 171+172 General Physics II-with Calculus
[CHE 270 Quantitative Anaylsis ***]

Senior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics CHE 360 Proteins
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
[Level III Biology Elective **] [Level III Biology Elective **]
[Level III Chemistry Elective ***] [Level III Chemistry Elective ***]

Two electives are needed for a Biochem and Molecular Biology major. These electives are selected from either the Biology Department [**] or the Chemistry Department [***]

Select either:

** A: BIO 202 Evolution, Ecology & Behavior and a Level III Biology course

or

*** B: CHE 258 Inorganic Chemistry I, CHE 270 Quantitative Anaylsis, or the Level III Chemistry Courses.

Chemistry Teaching Major (This 4-year plan is currently in progress)

Chemistry Standards NCATE for Science Teachers

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
MCS 121 Calculus I MCS 122 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II CHE 258, Inorganic Chemistry I
PHY 121, 122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus PHY 171, 172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus
(CHE 270 Quantitative Analysis)

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics CHE 270 Quantitative Anaylsis
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
(CHE 255 Biochemistry I) (CHE 372 Quantum Chemistry & Dynamics)
(CHE 391 Independent Study) (CHE 391 Independent Study)

Senior Year

Fall Spring
[Level III Chemistry Elective *] [Level III Chemistry Elective *]
CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar CHE 399 Chemistry Seminar
(CHE 380 Instrumental Analysis) (CHE 391 Independent Study)
(CHE 391 Independent Study) (CHE 392 Special Topics in Chemistry)

* Level III Elective - to carry a CHE 371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics prerequisite.

Note: Courses in [] are electives. Courses in () are optional.