Four-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.

Example - Four-Year Plan - Pre-Professional (ACS) Chemistry Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry (w/lab) CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)
MCS-121 Calculus I MCS-122 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE-251 Organic Chemistry II (w/lab) CHE-258, Inorganic Chemistry I (w/lab)
PHY-121+122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus (w/lab) PHY-171+172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus (w/lab)
MCS-222 Advanced Calculus

CHE-270 Quantitative Analysis (w/lab)

or CHE-246 Environmental Chemistry (w/lab)

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-371 Physical Chemistry I (w/lab) CHE-255 Biochemistry I (w/lab)
* CHE-391 Independent Study CHE-372 Physical Chemistry II (w/lab)
CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar * CHE-391 Independent Study
  CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar

Senior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-375 Organic Chemistry III CHE-344 Special Topics in Chemistry
CHE-380 Instrumental Methods (w/lab) CHE-385 Inorganic Chemistry II (w/lab)
* CHE-391 Independent Study * CHE-391 Independent Study
CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar

* One 1.0 course of CHE-391 Independent Study is required for the major. It is typically taken in the junior or senior year.

This is an example four-year plan to fulfill the requirements for a Pre-Professional (ACS) Chemistry major. Please work with a chemistry faculty advisor to determine the best individualized four-year plan for you.


Example - Four-Year Plan - Liberal Arts Perspective - Chemistry Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring

CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry (w/lab)

or

CHE-106 Intro to Chemical Principles (w/lab) along and CHE-108 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibrium during January IEX term

CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)
MCS-121 Calculus I (or take Soph. year if taking BIO-101) MCS-122 Calculus II (or take Soph. year of taking BIO-102)

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE-251 Organic Chemistry II (w/lab) CHE-258 Inorganic Chemistry I (w/lab)
PHY-121+122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus (w/lab) PHY-171+172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus (w/lab)

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-371 Physical Chemistry I (w/lab)

CHE-270 Quantitative Anaylsis (w/lab)

or CHE-246 Environmental Chemistry (w/lab)

CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar

Senior Year

Fall Spring

* Level III Chemistry Elective

or CHE-255 Biochemistry (w/lab)

* Level III Chemistry Elective

or CHE-255 Biochemistry (w/lab)

CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar

* One Level III elective is required for the major. Possible Level II elective courses are:

CHE-372 Physical Chemistry II (w/lab) [offered in Spring]

CHE-375 Organic Chemistry III [offered in Fall]

CHE-380 Instrumental Methods (w/lab) [offered in Fall]

CHE-385 Inorganic Chemistry II (w/lab) [offered in Spring]

This is an example four-year plan to fulfill the requirements for a Liberal Arts Perspective Chemistry major. Please work with a chemistry faculty advisor to determine the best individualized four-year plan for you.


Example - Four-Year Plan - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
BIO-101 General Biology (w/lab) BIO-102 Organismal Biology (w/lab)

CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry (w/lab)

or

CHE-106 Intro to Chemical Principles (w/lab) along and CHE-108 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibrium during January IEX term

CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
BIO-201 Cell and Molecular Biology (w/lab) [BIO-202 Evolution, Ecology & Behavior (w/lab)**]
CHE-251 Organic Chemistry II (w/lab) [CHE-258 Inorganic Chemistry I (w/lab)***]
MCS-121 Calculus I MCS-122 Calculus II

Junior Year

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

Senior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-371 Physical Chemistry I (w/lab) CHE-360 Proteins (w/lab)
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 (w/lab) and a Level III Biology course

or

*** B: CHE-258 Inorganic Chemistry I (w/lab), CHE-270 Quantitative Anaylsis (w/lab), or the Level III Chemistry Courses.


Example - Four-Year Plan - Chemistry Teaching Major

Chemistry Standards NCATE for Science Teachers

Freshman Year

Fall J-term Spring

CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry (w/lab)

or

CHE-106 Intro to Chemical Principles (w/lab) Take with CHE-108 January IEX term

EDU-268 Career Orientation to Teaching (take Soph. year if taking CHE-108)

or (if taking CHE-106 in fall)

CHE-108 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibrium during January IEX term

CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)
PSY-100 General Psychology   MCS-121 Calculus I
BIO-101 Principles of Biology (w/lab)   BIO-102 Organismal Biology (w/lab)
FTS First Term Seminar   EDU-230 Social Foundations of Educ.EDU-241 Educational Technology (.5 credits)
Note: Talk to Education Dept.    

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
CHE-251 Organic Chemistry II (w/lab) CHE-258, Inorganic Chemistry I (w/lab)
MCS-122 Calculus II CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar (0 credits)

PHY-120/122 Gen Physics I-with Calculus

(w/lab) PHY-121

Note: PHY-100 is an IEX course and is offered every other January in place of the PHY-120/122 and PHY-170/172 Physics sequence.

PHY-170/172 Gen Physics II-with Calculus

(w/lab) PHY-171

Either GEG-125 Causes Climate Change (w/lab)

or GEO-111 Our Planet (w/lab)

EDU-248 Science Connections (.25) offered even years only

or PHY-102 Astronomy (.5) offered odd yeras only

  HES-221 Adolescent Health (.5)
  Note: Apply for admission to Teacher Education Program.

Junior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-371 Physical Chemistry I (w/lab)

CHE-270 Quantitative Anaylsis (w/lab)

or CHE-246 Environmental Chemistry (w/lab)

CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar * Level III Chemistry Elective (or Fall Senior year)

Either GEG-125 Causes of Climate Change (w/lab)

or GEO-111 Our Planet (w/lab)

CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar
EDU-320 Literacy for the K-12 Teacher (.75)

EDU-248 Science Connections (.25) offered even years only

or PHY-102 Astronomy (.5) offered odd yeras only

EDU-330 Developmental & Educational Psychology EDU-389 Methods and Materials Inclusive Class (.75)

EDU-340 Middle School: Teaching (.5)

Note: EDU-396 Middle Level Directed Teaching is an IEX course offered in January

EDU-398 Human Relations in Education (.5)

Senior Year

Fall Spring
CHE-255 Biochemistry (w/lab) (or Spring Junior year) Student Teaching
* Level III Chemistry Elective (or Spring Junior year)

EDU-394 Secondary Directed Teaching (3 courses)

or EDU-395 K-12 Directed Teaching (3 courses)

CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar EDU-399 Seminar (.75)
EDU-350 Reading in the Content Area (.75)  
EDU-351 Methods & Materials of Secondary Education  
EDU-355 Chemistry Methods (.25)  
EDU-368 Secondary Educ. Practicum (.25)  

* One Level III elective is required for the major. Possible Level II elective courses are:

CHE-372 Physical Chemistry II (w/lab) [offered in Spring]

CHE-375 Organic Chemistry III [offered in Fall]

CHE-380 Instrumental Methods (w/lab) [offered in Fall]

CHE-385 Inorganic Chemistry II (w/lab) [offered in Spring]

This is an example four-year plan to fulfill the requirements for a Chemistry Teaching major. Please work with a chemistry faculty advisor to determine the best individualized four-year plan for you.