B.S. Chemistry Four-Year Graduation Course Maps

 

The following course maps are just examples of potential sequences designed to complete the BS in Chemistry with ACS certification with either (a) the completion of a senior thesis to meet the requirements for upper level electives in chemistry or (b) a concentration in biochemistry. The department may be moving to a rotation of upper level courses (CHE 3xx-4xx) and therefore you must consult with your assigned academic advisor to prepare a specific course map. The course map assumes placement in MAT 150 and ENG 112 and does not include instances such that the student requires remediation in MAT, ENG or other areas. In these cases, it is anticipated that the student will complete prerequisite courses that will count toward the free elective course load and that enrollment in summer courses may be necessary to complete the requirements within a 4-year time frame.

The courses completed to satisfy the Tier I and Tier II LEP requirements are limited in some cases by the department. Please check with your academic advisor to obtain a list of the proper courses to satisfy these requirements. The Tier III requirement for all chemistry majors is satisfied by three one-credit courses (CHE 301, CHE 445, and CHE 496).

MAT 122 (Pre-calculus) is waived with placement into MAT 150.

A minimum of 120 credits is required.

 


 

BS Chemistry with ACS Certification (Senior Thesis Option)

 
                                                   Year 1
 
Fall Semester (14 cr)                                    Spring Semester (17 cr)
CHE 120 (4 cr)                                              CHE 121 (4 cr)
MAT 150 (Tier I) (4 cr)                                 MAT 151 (4 cr)
INQ 101 (Tier I) (3 cr)                                  2 Tier I LEP courses (9 cr)
Critical Thinking (Tier I) (3 cr)  
 
                                                   Year 2
 
Fall Semester (16-17 cr)                              Spring Semester (15-16 cr)
CHE 240 (4 cr)                                              CHE 261 (4 cr) (W course-lab)
CHE 260 (4 cr) (W course-lab)                     PHY 231 (4 cr)
CHE 301 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)                    MAT 252 (4 cr)
PHY 230 (Tier II) (4 cr)                                 Tier II LEP course or
1 Tier I LEP course (3-4 cr)                           free elective (3-4 cr)
 
                                                  Year 3
 
Fall Semester (14-15 cr)                               Spring Semester (13-14 cr)
CHE 370/372 (4 cr)                                       CHE 371/373 (4 cr)
CHE 450 (4 cr)                                              3 Tier II LEP courses (9-10 cr)
2 Tier II LEP courses (6-7 cr)
 
                                                  Year 4
 
Fall Semester (16-17 cr)                               Spring Semester (14-16 cr)
CHE 490* (3 cr)                                             CHE 491* (3 cr)
CHE 435 (3 cr)                                               CHE 436 (1 cr) (W course-lab)
CHE 496 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)                     CHE 445 (Tier III completed) (1 cr)
Remaining Tier II or electives (9-10 cr)         Remaining electives (9-11 cr)  
 
*Students can replace CHE 490/491 with HON 494/495 if they meet the requirements for an Honor’s thesis.
 
Students not wishing to complete a senior thesis can replace CHE 490/491 with 300 or 400 level CHE electives to complete the ACS certified BS Chemistry degree option.
 


BS Chemistry with ACS Certification (Biochemistry Concentration)

 
 
                                                     Year 1
 
Fall Semester (14 cr)                                     Spring Semester (14 cr)
CHE 120 (4 cr)                                               CHE 121 (4 cr)
MAT 150 (Tier I) (4 cr)                                  MAT 151 (4 cr)
INQ 101 (Tier I) (3 cr)                                   2 Tier I LEP courses (6 cr)
Critical Thinking (Tier I) (3 cr)
 
                                                    Year 2
 
Fall Semester (16 cr)                                     Spring Semester (15-16 cr)
CHE 240 (4 cr)                                               CHE 261 (4 cr) (W course-lab)
CHE 260 (4 cr) (W course-lab)                      PHY 231 (4 cr)
CHE 301 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)                     MAT 252 (4 cr)
PHY 230 (Tier II) (4 cr)                                 Tier II LEP course or
1 Tier I LEP course (3 cr)                               free elective (3-4 cr)
 
                                                   Year 3
 
Fall Semester (17-18 cr)                                Spring Semester (14-15 cr)
CHE 370/372 (4 cr)                                        CHE 371/373 (4 cr)
CHE 450 (4 cr)                                               CHE 451 (4 cr)
3 Tier II LEP courses (9-10 cr)                       2 Tier II LEP courses (6-7 cr)
 
                                                  Year 4
 
Fall Semester (16-17 cr)                               Spring Semester (14-17 cr)
CHE 435 (3 cr)                                              CHE 436 (1 cr) (W course)
CHE 496 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)                    CHE 445 (Tier III completed) (1 cr)
Remaining Tier II or electives (12-13 cr)      CHE elective (3-4 cr)                      
                                                                       Remaining electives (9 -11 cr)
 


BS Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration)

New four-year course map effective Fall 2016

 
                                                     Year 1
 
Fall Semester (14 cr)                                     Spring Semester (14 cr)
CHE 120 (4 cr)                                               CHE 121 (4 cr)
MAT 150 (Tier I) (4 cr)                                  3 Tier I LEP courses (9 cr)
INQ 101 (Tier I) (3 cr)                                   1 Tier II LEP course (3 cr)
Critical Thinking (Tier I) (3 cr)
 
                                                    Year 2
 
Fall Semester (16 cr)                                     Spring Semester (15 cr)
CHE 240 (4 cr)                                               CHE 261 (4 cr) (W course-lab)
CHE 260 (4 cr) (W course-lab)                      CHE 301 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)
PHY 230 (Tier II) (4 cr)                                 BIO 103 (4 cr) (Tier II)
BIO 102 (4 cr)                                                2 Tier II LEP courses (6 cr)
 
                                                   Year 3
 
Fall Semester (17 cr)                                     Spring Semester (14 cr)
CHE 374 (3 cr)                                               CHE 451 (4 cr)
CHE 450 (4 cr)                                               2 Tier II LEP courses (6 cr)
2 Tier II LEP courses (6 cr)                            BIO 233 (4 cr)
BIO 220 (4 cr)
 
                                                  Year 4
 
Fall Semester (14 cr)                                    Spring Semester (13 cr)
CHE 435 (3 cr)                                              CHE 445 (Tier III completed) (1 cr)
CHE 496 (Tier III partial) (1 cr)                    CHE 456 or CHE 458 (3 cr)
Remaining Tier II (3 cr)                                 Remaining electives (9 cr)
BIO 236 or BIO 436 (4 cr)                  
Elective (3 cr)                                 

 

Recommended electives: CHE 440 (Instrumental Analysis; 4 cr); BIO XXX (Biotechnology, x cr); Research (CHE 490, 3 cr), CHE 436 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry lab, 1cr) or CHE 456 or CHE 458 whichever course was not completed to an upper level CHE course under major requirements.

A minimum of 120 credits must be completed.