Chemistry

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry

Core(45 credits)
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CH-201
CH-202
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
6
CH-203
CH-204
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CH-301
CH-302
Physical Chemistry I (Lecture Only)
and Physical Chemistry II (Lecture Only)
6
CH-303Physical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CH-210Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods5
CH-475Chemistry Seminar2
Plus a minimum of 12 credits at the 300 level or above, at least one of which must be a lab course. Internships and Independent Study may contribute no more than 3 credits toward this requirement.12
Ancillary Courses(16 credits)
MA-200
MA-201
Calculus I
and Calculus II
8
PY-241
PY-242
Physics I (Mechanics)
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
8
Total Credits61

Students must earn a C- or higher in all prerequisite courses in order to register for a chemistry or ancillary course.

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
MA-200 Calculus I (LASC QR or Math according to accuplacer score) 1 4
LASC Distribution Elective3
 Credits17
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC U.S. Constitution3
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
MA-201 Calculus II (LASC QR or Math according to accuplacer sore) 1 4
LASC Distribution Elective3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
CH-201 Organic Chemistry I (lecture) 3
CH-203 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
PY-241 Physics I (Mechanics) (LASC NSP, QLAC) 1,2 4
CH-210
Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods (LASC WAC)3
or Calculus I
4-5
LASC Distribution Elective3
 Credits16-17
Semester Four
CH-202 Organic Chemistry II (lecture) 3
CH-204 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
PY-241 Physics I (Mechanics) (LASC NSP) 1,2 4
CH3XX/4XX Chemistry Upper-level Elective or Calculus II (if not taken previously)3-4
LASC Distribution Elective3
 Credits15-16
Year Three
Semester Five
CH-301 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture Only) 3
CH-303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
LASC 4 Distribution Elective or Chemical Analysis (if not taken previously)5
SELECT Free Elective3
SELECT Free Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Six
CH-302 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture Only) 3
CH3XX/4XX Chemistry Upper Level Elective3-4
LASC Distribution Elective3
LASC Distribution Elective3
SELECT Free Elective3
 Credits15-16
Year Four
Semester Seven
CH-475 Chemistry Seminar 5 2
CH3XX/4XXX Chemistry Upper Level Elective3-4
LASC Distribution Elective3
SELECT Free Elective3
SELECT Free Elective3
 Credits14-15
Semester Eight
CH3/4 XXX Chemistry Upper Level Elective3-4
SELECT Free Elective (Chemistry or other)3-4
SELECT Free Elective (Chemistry or other)3-4
SELECT Free Elective3
 Credits12-15
 Total Credits122-129
1

It is recommended that students take Calculus (MA-200/MA-201) in their first-year and calculus-based physics (PY-241/PY-242) in their second year. This gives the best preparation for physical chemistry in the third year. EN-101 satisfies LASC writing and MA-200/MA-201 satisfies QR.

2

PY-241/PY-242 each satisifes NSP. CH-210 satisfies WAC.

3

 If not taken previously.

4

3 + 3 Pre-Pharmacy students must take Chemistry Seminar in the Fall semester of Junior year.  Others take in Senior year.

5

Students who have not taken Chemistry Seminar (a Capstone Experience) must take it in their senior year Fall semester.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.