Chemistry Curriculum Guides

The following are curriculum guides for a four-year Chemistry degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Chemistry program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

  • Chemistry
    • General Major
    • ACS Certified Major
    • ACS Certified Major in Environmental Chemistry

General Major  

An example: Four year plan for Chemistry Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MATH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PHYSICS 201 Principles of Physics I 5
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYSICS 202 Principles of Physics II 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
CHEM 320 Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3
CHEM 322 Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 321 Structure of Matter 3
CHEM 323 Structure of Matter Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
Senior
Fall
CHEM 413 Instrumental Analysis 4
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Chemistry Upper Level Elective Lecture 3
Chemistry Upper Level Elective Lab 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120

ACS Certified Major  

An example: Four year plan for Chemistry - ACS Certified Major - Professional Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Some upper level courses are only taught once every other year. Check with your advisor for course periodicity.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MATH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MATH 209 Multivariate Calculus 4
PHYSICS 201 Principles of Physics I 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYSICS 202 Principles of Physics II 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
CHEM 320 Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3
CHEM 322 Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory 1
CHEM 330 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 331 Biochemistry Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 321 Structure of Matter 3
CHEM 323 Structure of Matter Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
CHEM 413 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 495 Research in Chemistry 1-5
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits14-18
Spring
CHEM 410 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 411 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-124

ACS Certified Major in Environmental Chemistry  

An example: Four year plan for Chemistry – ACS Certified Major in Environmental Chemistry - Professional Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Some upper level courses are only taught every other year.  Check with your advisor for course periodicity.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes 3
BIOLOGY 202 Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes 1
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
GEOSCI 202 Physical Geology 4
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
 Credits17
Spring
BIOLOGY 323 Principles of Microbiology 3
BIOLOGY 324 Principles of Microbiology Laboratory 1
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
ENV SCI 102 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3
MATH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
PHYSICS 201 Principles of Physics I 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 311 Analytical Chemistry 4
PHYSICS 202 Principles of Physics II 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
CHEM 320 Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3
CHEM 322 Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory 1
CHEM 330 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 331 Biochemistry Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 321 Structure of Matter 3
CHEM 323 Structure of Matter Laboratory 1
ENV SCI 305 Environmental Systems 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits17
Senior
Fall
CHEM 413 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 495 Research in Chemistry 1-5
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14-18
Spring
CHEM 410 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 411 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits121-125