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BA with a Major in Chemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry I or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1430, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 1420, General Chemistry II or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1440, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
Communication** 3
Elective 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
Humanities* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH 1720, Calculus II 3
Literature** 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 3230, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence, or CHEM (advanced) 1
CHEM 3451, Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 3452, Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 3510, Physical Chemistry, or CHEM (advanced) 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 3240, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence and CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry; or CHEM 3530, Physical Chemistry for Life Science; or CHEM (advanced) 4
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Science Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM (4000 level), or BIOC 3621/3622. Elementary Biochemistry with Laboratory 3-4
PHYS 1410, General Physics I 3
PHYS 1430, General Physics Laboratory I 1
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 17-18
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
PHYS 1420, General Physics II 3
PHYS 1440, General Physics Laboratory II 1
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 4
Total 14

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.