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Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Education

Professional Focus

Freshman Year  (Syllabi for most Chem courses for Fall 16 can be found here)

First Semester

Hours

Chem 105 [PSCI] 4
History 105 [ROOT] or Engl 101 [WRTG] 3
UCORE [SSCI] or [HUM] or [ARTS] 3
Math 171 [QUAN] (or Math 106 and/or 108 depending on placement) 4 (5)
Chem 191 (Optional) 1 (S/F grading)
14(15)

Second Semester

Hours

Biol 107 [BSCI] (Reccomended but Biol 102 or 106 may be taken) 4
Chem 106 or 1161 4
History 105 [ROOT] or Engl 101 [WRTG] 3
Math 172 4
15

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Hours

Chem 345 4
Chem 220 3
Chem 222 1
Math 273 2
Phys 201 4
14

Second Semester

Hours

Chem 348 4
Chem 3473 3
Phys 202 4
Math 220 2
UCORE ([SSCI] or [HUM] or [ARTS]) 3
16

Junior Year

First Semester

Hours

UCORE ([SSCI] or [HUM] or [ARTS]) 3
Elective UCORE (CAS requirement, [SSCI] or [HUM] or [ARTS]) 3
Elective
Chem 3302 1
Chem 3312 3
Chem 3982 1
15 

Complete Writing Portfolio & Apply for Degree

Second Semester

Hours

UCORE [DIVR] 3
Chem 3323 3
Chem 3333 1
Chem 4253 2
Elective and Chem 370 (Preferred) or Mbios 3033 6 (7) total
15

Senior Year

First Semester

Hours

Chem 334 [M]2 2
Chem 4262 2
Chem 401 3
Elective 3
Chem 499 2
Elective 4
16

Second Semester

Hours

Comm 400 [COMM] preferred or Engl 301 [WRTG] or 402 [WRTG] 3
Elective 3
Chem 410 [M]3 3
Chem 485 [CAPS] 3
Chem Elective4 3
15

 


Notes:

  • Students completing this curriculum will be certified to the American Chemical Society.
  • At least 40 of the total hours required for the bachelor’s degree in this program must be in upper-division courses.
  • Students must have two years of high school foreign language (the same language) or accommodate one year of university language study into their schedule.
  • UCORE Courses can be take in any order at any point in the curriculum. This is just one possible sequence

Footnotes:

1 Highly motivated students are encouraged to take Chem  116 in place of Chem  106. Students who have taken Chem 101 must take Chem 105 and 106, or 102 and 106.

2 Fall Semester Only

3Spring Semester Only

4 Electives must include at least 3 hours of advanced chemistry courses based on physical (Chem 332) or organic (Chem 345) chemistry. All 500-level chemistry courses also meet this requirement. Up to 3 hours of 300-level Math or Physics may be used with permission. Chem 499 and Chem 495 may not be used to meet this requirement.