Sample Curriculum

B.S. in Chemistry

First Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH103 Gen. Chemistry I 4 CH104 Gen. Chemistry II 4
EN101 Comp. & Lit. 3 EN102 Comp. & Lit. 3
MA121 Calculus I 4 MA122 Calculus II 4
Elective 3 1Intro. Computer Science 3
Total credits 14 14
Second Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH225 or CH327/337 Org. Chemistry I or *Phys. Chem. I 4 CH226 or CH328/338 Org. Chemistry II or *Phys. Chem. II 4
PS211 University Physics I 4 PS212 University Physics II 4
EN201 2World Literature 3 EN202 2World Literature 3
HI Elective (except HI109) 3 MA224 Differential Equations 4
CH214 *Communications Chem or in 3rd year 0-1 CH204 Quantitative Analysis or Elective 3-4
Total credits 14-15 18-19

Third Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH327/337 or CH225 *Phys. Chem. I or Org. Chem. I 4 CH328/338 or CH226 *Phys. Chem II or Org. Chem. II 4
CH438 3SC/MA Elective or *Adv. Inorg. Chem. 3-4 CH204 or CH314/315 *Quant. Anal. or *Instr. Anal. 4
PS205 *Instrumentation or Elective 3-4 CH324 3SC/MA Elective or * 3-4
Elective 3 4Arts or Humanities Elect. 3
CH214 *Communication in Chem or in 2nd year 0-1 Elective 3
Total credits 13-16 17-18
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH421 Synthesis (Inorganic) 3 CH422 Synthesis (Organic) 3
CH438 *Adv. Inorg. Chem or 3SC/MA Elective 3-4 CH314/315 *Instr. Anal. or Elective 3-4
PS205 Instrumentation or Elec. 3-4 CH324 *Biochemistry I or 3SC/MA Elective 3-4
CH413 Seminar 1 5PH Elective in Ethics 3
6SS Elective 3 Elective 3
Total credits 13-15 15-17

 

B. S. in Biochemistry

First Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH103 Gen. Chemistry I 4 CH104 Gen. Chemistry II 4
EN101 Comp. & Lit. 3 EN102 Comp. & Lit. 3
MA107 Pre-calculus 4 MA121 Calculus I 4
BI101 Principles of Biology I 4 BI102 Principles of Biology II 4
Total credits 15 15

Second Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH225 Org. Chemistry I 4 CH226 Org. Chemistry II 4
PS201 7General Physics I 4 PS202 7General Physics II 4
EN201 2World Literature 3 CH324 or CH204 *Biochemistry I or * 4
BI202 Genetics 4 MA122 Calculus II 4
CH214 *Communication in Chem or in 3rd year 0-1
Total credits 15-16 16
Third Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH327 *Phys. Chem. I or Elective 3-4 CH328 or CH324 *Phys. Chem II or *Biochemistry I 3-4
CH325 *Biochemistry II or Elective 3-4 CH204 or CH314/315 *Quant. Anal. or *Instr. Anal. 4
BI306 *Cell Biology or HI Elective (except HI109) 3-4 EN202 2World Literature 3
6SS Elective 3 BI304 8Elective or Physiology 3-4
5PH Elective in Ethics 3 Elective or 4th year 0-3
CH214 *Communications in Chem. or in 2nd year 0-1
Total credits 16-19 13-18
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH327 3Elective or Physical Chemistry I 3 CH328 3Elective or Physical Chemistry II 3
CH325 *Biochemistry II or Elect. 3-4 CH314/315 Instrumental Ana. or Elect. 3-4
BI306 HI elective (except HI109) or *Cell Biology 3-4 BI304 *Physiology or Elective 3-4
CH413 Seminar 1 CH422 Synthesis (Organic) 3
4Arts or Humanities Elect. 3 Elective or in 3rd year 0-3
Total credits 13-15 12-17

* This course is offered in alternate years. Both courses listed are required. For the years these courses are offered, see Course Descriptions.
Geology and Environmental
1MA241 or IS121 or EG112 or EG110
2EN112 or EN204 may be substituted for one semester of EN201-202.

This course is offered in alternate years. Both courses listed are required. For the years these courses are offered, see Course Descriptions.
3Recommended SC/MA courses: CH 439; MA 223 or MA 310; PS 232; PS 354
4An Arts or Humanities course. Use the Arts and Humanities list for this requirement.
5 A Philosophy (PH) course in ethics. Use the General Education Ethics list for one of the ethics requirements.
6 Social Science Elective; may enroll in any course in Sociology, Economics, Psychology or Political Science.
7 PS 211 – 212 may be substituted for PS 201 – 202.
8 Recommended Science courses as electives: CH 438; BI 417

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