Chemistry Degree 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your Chemistry degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Chemistry degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BA in Chemistry degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the BA in Chemistry degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the BA in Chemistry Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 150 General Chemistry I Lecture 3
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 31 CHEM 150L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Graduation Requirement: First Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 21     3
LASC Goal Elective8     3
LASC Goal 42 MATH 261 Calculus I 4
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 210 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 31 CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Core Requirement: CHEM 297 Introduction to Research 1
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 43 MATH 262 Calculus II 4
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal/WI Elective8     3
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 1 Chem 275 can be taken in place of either general chemistry lab and counts as a LASC 2. Students in LC will either take Biol 100 or Chem 275.
  • 2 ACT math score is needed to inform whether a student should begin directly in calculus or a lower math class.
  • 3 Math 234 or Biol 275 can be taken instead of Calculus II.
  • 8 Classes like HIST 374/379 (5/10/WI), HIST 105 (5/8), POL 160 (5/8), POL 120 (5/9), ENGL 407 (6/10), PHIL 215/311/312/318 (6/9/WI?), PHIL 102/120/235 (6/7), MUS 240 (6/7), PHIL 302 (6/8) double count. The right set of 4 of these takes out all required LASC 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 + 2WI.

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: CHEM 350 Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 35 PHYS 200 Physics I with Calculus and Lab 4
LASC Goal Elective8     3
LASC Goal/WI Elective8     3
Total Credits: 14
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Core Requirement:10 CHEM 360 Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Core Requirement:9 CHEM 380/380L Analytical Chemistry I with Lab 4
Related Requirement: LASC Goal 35 PHYS 201 Physics II with Calculus and Lab 4
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 5 If a student has not taken Calculus, Phys 160/161 can be taken instead of Phys 200/201.
  • 8 Classes like HIST 374/379 (5/10/WI), HIST 105 (5/8), POL 160 (5/8), POL 120 (5/9), ENGL 407 (6/10), PHIL 215/311/312/318 (6/9/WI?), PHIL 102/120/235 (6/7), MUS 240 (6/7), PHIL 302 (6/8) double count. The right set of 4 of these takes out all required LASC 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 + 2WI.
  • 9 An alternative to Chem 380 is Chem 480. Chem 480 does not have a separate lab and is taught in falls of odd years.
  • 10 Students must take 2 additional classes in chemistry from a list that also includes Chem 410, Chem 420, or BCBT 463.

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement:10 CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 400 Biochemistry I 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 405 Biochemistry I Lab 1
Upper Level Electives:6     4
LASC Goal Elective     4
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement:7 CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 3
Upper Level Electives:6     4
LASC Goal Elective     4
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     4
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 6 CHEM 480 is a odd fall course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Flip with CHEM 375 depending on year.
  • 7 CHEM 420 is a odd spring course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Consider flipping with CHEM 450 depending on year.
  • 10 Students must take 2 additional classes in chemistry from a list that also includes Chem 410, Chem 420, or BCBT 463.

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: WI for major CHEM 375 Team-Based Research 4
Upper Level Electives:6     4
Electives:4     4
Electives:4     4
Total Credits: 16
Spring 2025 (4th Spring)
Upper Level Electives:6     4
Electives:4     4
Electives:4     4
Electives:4     3
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 4 In considering electives, keep in mind that all of the Liberal Arts and Science Curriculum requirements must be fulfilled.
  • 6 CHEM 480 is a odd fall course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Flip with CHEM 375 depending on year.

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BS in Chemistry degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the BS in Chemistry degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the BS in Chemistry Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 150 General Chemistry I Lecture 3
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 31 CHEM 150L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Graduation Requirement: First Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 21     3
LASC Goal Elective8     3
LASC Goal 42 MATH 261 Calculus I 4
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 3 CHEM 210 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 31 CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Core Requirement: CHEM 297 Introduction to Research 1
LASC Goal 4 MATH 262 Calculus II 4
LASC Goal 1A ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal/WI Elective8     3
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 1 CHEM 275 can be taken in place of either general chemistry lab and counts as a LASC 2. Students in LC will either take Biol 100 or Chem 275
  • 2 ACT math score is needed to inform whether a student should begin directly in calculus or a lower math class.
  • 8 Classes like HIST 374/379 (5/10/WI), HIST 105 (5/8), POL 160 (5/8), POL 120 (5/9), ENGL 407 (6/10), PHIL 215/311/312/318 (6/9/WI?), PHIL 102/120/235 (6/7), MUS 240 (6/7), PHIL 302 (6/8) double count. The right set of 4 of these takes out all required LASC 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 + 2WI.

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: CHEM 350 Organic Chemistry I Lecture 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
LASC Goal 3 PHYS 200 Physics I with Calculus and Lab 4
LASC Goal Elective8     3
LASC Goal/WI Elective8     3
Total Credits: 14
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Core Requirement: CHEM 360 Organic Chemistry II Lecture 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Core Requirement: CHEM 380/380I Analytical Chemistry I with Lab 4
LASC Goal 3 PHYS 201 Physics II with Calculus and Lab 4
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 8 Classes like HIST 374/379 (5/10/WI), HIST 105 (5/8), POL 160 (5/8), POL 120 (5/9), ENGL 407 (6/10), PHIL 215/311/312/318 (6/9/WI?), PHIL 102/120/235 (6/7), MUS 240 (6/7), PHIL 302 (6/8) double count. The right set of 4 of these takes out all required LASC 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 + 2WI.

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 400 Biochemistry I 3
Core Requirement:6 CHEM 405 Biochemistry I Lab 1
Core Requirement: CHEM 480 Analytical Chemistry II 3
LASC Goal Elective     3
LASC Goal Elective     3
Total Credits: 16
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement:7 CHEM 420 Inorganic Chemistry II 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 397 Undergraduate Research 1
Upper Level Electives:     3
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     3
Electives:4     3
Electives:4     3
Total Credits: 16

Notes:

  • 4 In considering electives, keep in mind that all of the Liberal Arts and Science Curriculum requirements must be fulfilled.
  • 6 CHEM 480 is a odd fall course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Flip with CHEM 375 depending on year.
  • 7 CHEM 420 is a odd spring course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Consider flipping with CHEM 450 depending on year.

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: WI for major6 CHEM 375 Team-Based Research 4
Core Requirement:3 CHEM 460 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry & Kinetics 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 397 Undergraduate Research 1
Electives:4     3
Electives:4     3
Total Credits: 14
Spring 2025 (4th Spring)
Core Requirement:7 CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics 3
Core Requirement: CHEM 497 Senior Thesis 1
Core Requirement:5 CHEM 465 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
Electives:4     10
Total Credits: 15

Notes:

  • 3 CHEM 460 is an even, fall course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year.
  • 4 In considering electives, keep in mind that all of the Liberal Arts and Science Curriculum requirements must be fulfilled.
  • 5 CHEM 465 is an odd spring course . It will need to be taken either spring of year 3 or spring of year 4, depending on the year.
  • 6 CHEM 480 is a odd fall course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Flip with CHEM 375 depending on year.
  • 7 CHEM 420 is a odd spring course. It will need to be taken either fall of year 3 or fall of year 4, depending on the year. Consider flipping with CHEM 450 depending on year.