2017-18 Degree Plan

Chemistry, BS

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
MATH 123: Trigonometry 3 C
MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 C
ENGL 110: Composition 1: Exposition 3 C
Freshman Academic Choice 3 D-
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
Social and Behavioral Science 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 45 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 253L: Quantitative Analysis 4 C
MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C
ENGL 219: Technical Writing 3 C
PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 60 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry 3 C
CHEM 301: Organic Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 303L: Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 C
MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C
PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
PHYC 161L: General Physics Laboratory 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 76 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 312: Physical Chemistry 3 C
CHEM 302: Organic Chemistry 3 C
CHE 304L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 C
MATH 311 or MATH 314 or MATH 316 3 C
Social and Behavioral Science 3 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 90 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 411L: Laboratory Methods In Physical Chemistry 3 C
CHEM Elective 4 C
Humanities 3 B
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Upper Division Elective 1 D-
Term Hours: 14
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 104 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 431: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 C
CHEM ELECTIVE 4 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Upper Division Elective 1 D-
Humanities 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
CHEM 453L: Analytical Instrumentation: Theory and Application 4 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Fine Arts 3 C
Second Language 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • BS Chemistry majors have a distributed minor complete with the addition of English 219 and one additional math from 311, 314, 316 to the already required supportive course work.

  • Choosing English 219 as the third W/S core course will allow students to also use this course for part of the distributed minor.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 17 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    Social and Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 36 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Foreign Language (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 3
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 52 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    CHEM 2710: Organic Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 2792: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 68 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 2810: Organic Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 2892: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    COMM 1130: Public Speaking (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Social and Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 84 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 253L: Quantitative Analysis 4 C
    CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM ELECTIVE 3 C
    MATH 311 or MATH 314 or MATH 316 3 C
    ENGL 219: Technical and Professional Writing 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 100 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 312: Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM 453L: Analytical Instrumentation: Theory and Application 4 C
    MATH 311 or MATH 314 or MATH 316 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 115 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 411L: Laboratory Methods In Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM 431: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 130 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 432L: Advanced Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory 3 C
    CHEM ELECTIVE 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 15
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • BS Chemistry majors have a distributed minor complete with the addition of English 219 and one additional math from 311, 314, 316 to the already required supportive course work.

  • Choosing English 219 as the third W/S core course will allow students to also use this course for part of the distributed minor.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1315: College Algebra (CNM) 3 C
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    Social and Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc MATH 1410: Trigonometry (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1415: Advanced Algebra (CNM) 4 C
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 14
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 45 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Foreign Language (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 61 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYS 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    CHEM 2710: Organic Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 2792: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 78 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 2810: Organic Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 2892: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    COMM 1130: Public Speaking (CNM) 3 C
    Social and Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 94 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 253L: Quantitative Analysis 4 C
    CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM ELECTIVE 3 C
    MATH 311 or MATH 314 or MATH 316 3 C
    ENGL 219: Technical and Professional Writing 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 110 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 312: Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM 453L: Analytical Instrumentation: Theory and Application 4 C
    MATH 311 or MATH 314 or MATH 316 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 125 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 411L: Laboratory Methods In Physical Chemistry 3 C
    CHEM 431: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 140 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    CHEM 432L: Advanced Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory 3 C
    CHEM ELECTIVE 3 C
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Upper Division Elective 3 D-
    Term Hours: 15
    Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • BS Chemistry majors have a distributed minor complete with the addition of English 219 and one additional math from 311, 314, 316 to the already required supportive course work.

  • Choosing English 219 as the third W/S core course will allow students to also use this course for part of the distributed minor.