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American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – 120 Credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 101 General Chemistry I

4 crs.

Free Elective (mathematics course if needed to prepare for Calculus I)

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Second Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 102 General Chemistry II

CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 crs.

4 crs.

MAT 281 Calculus I

3 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 104 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry

CHE 306 Inorganic Chemistry


3 crs.


3 crs.

CHE 341 Organic Chemistry II

MAT 282 Calculus II

General Education Course

3 crs.

3 crs.

3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 320 Analytical/Instrumental Methods

3 crs.

CHE 371 Intermediate Laboratory I

1 cr.

PHY 101 College Physics I

4 crs.

MAT 381 Calculus III

General Education Course

3 crs.

3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 372 Intermediate Laboratory II

1 cr.

CHE 415 Biochemistry

4 crs.

PHY 202 College Physics II

4 crs.

Free Elective

General Education Course

3 crs.

3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 461 Physical Chemistry I

3 crs.

CHE 471 Advanced Laboratory I

1 cr.

Free Elective

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15-16 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 462 Physical Chemistry II

3 crs.

CHE 472 Advanced Lab II

1 cr.

CHE 491 Research I

2 crs.

Chemistry Required Related Course

Free Electives

3-4 crs.

6 crs.

Eighth Semester – 14-15 credits
CourseCredits

CHE 492 Research II

2 crs.

Chemistry Required Related Course

3-4 crs.

Free Electives

General Education Course

6 crs.

3 crs.

Program Notes: 42 total credits must be 300 level and above. At least one elective course (3 credits) must be 300 level and above.

Free Electives (20 or 21 credits): Your chemistry coursework is strengthened by taking additional courses in science and technology. Students are encouraged to enroll in additional courses in biology (BIO), chemistry (CHE), computer science (CSC), earth science (EAS), electrical engineering technology (EET), environmental science (ENS), industrial technology (ITE), mathematics (MAT) or physics (PHY). Students should work with their advisers to explore possible options for a minor.