Chemistry Major - ACS Certified Curriculum

CH 0111
0111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CH 0112
0112L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CH 0211
0211L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CH 0212
0212L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CH 0222
0222L
Chemical Analysis
and Chemical Analysis Lab
4
CH 0261
0261L
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
4
CH 0262
0262L
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
4
CH/BI 0324Biochemistry I3
CH/BI 0324LBiochemistry Lab1
CH 0326Chemical Instrumentation3
CH 0326LInstrumental-Analytical Chemistry Lab3
CH 0341
0341L
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
5
CH 0398Research and Seminar3
MA 0145Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MA 0171 Calculus I
MA 0146Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MA 0172 Calculus II
MA 0245Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MA 0273 Multivariable Calculus
MA 0251Ordinary Differential Equations3
PS 0115
0115L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PS 0116
0116L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Total Credits69

Notes:

  • Students intending to enter primary or secondary school teaching should consult annually with the chairs of the departments of Chemistry and Education to facilitate scheduling of these curricula.
  • Students intending to enter medical or dental school should consult with the Chair of the Chemistry Department and the Health Professions Advisor for appropriate modifications of this curriculum, which will include taking BI 0170 and BI 0171 in their first year in place of PS 0115 and PS 0116, which are then taken in the sophomore year.
  • Students may elect to take CH 0324 Biochemistry I or CH 0341 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry in their junior year.
  • Note that CH 0398 Research and Seminar is a research elective to be coordinated with individual faculty members. It may be taken for one, two, or three credits. Students may elect to take CH 0398 in the fall, spring, or both semesters of their senior year.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in summer research experiences on or off campus. At the discretion of the Chemistry Department, involvement in summer research such as National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Programs may be counted toward the research requirement for American Chemical Society certification. Each case will be evaluated individually by the department.
  • All research for credit will be consistent with the American Chemical Society Committee for Professional Training guidelines.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CH 0111 General Chemistry I 3
CH 0111L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MA 0145
Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Calculus I
4
PS 0115 General Physics I 3
PS 0115L General Physics I Lab 1
Core Courses 6
 Credits18
Spring
CH 0112 General Chemistry II 3
CH 0112L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MA 0146
Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Calculus II
4
PS 0116 General Physics II 3
PS 0116L General Physics II Lab 1
Core Courses 6
 Credits18
Second Year
Fall
CH 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 0211L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MA 0245
Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Multivariable Calculus
4
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Spring
CH 0212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CH 0212L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CH 0222 Chemical Analysis 3
CH 0222L Chemical Analysis Lab 1
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
CH 0261 Physical Chemistry I 3
CH 0261L Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
MA 0251 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
CH 0326 Chemical Instrumentation 1 3
Core Courses and Electives 6
 Credits16
Spring
CH 0262 Physical Chemistry II 3
CH 0262L Physical Chemistry II Lab 1
CH 0326L Instrumental-Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 3
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
CH 0341 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1 3
CH 0341L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 2
CH 0398 Research and Seminar 2 3
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Spring
CH 0324
Biochemistry I 1
or Biochemistry I
3
CH 0324L
Biochemistry Lab 1
or Biochemistry Lab
1
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits13
 Total Credits132
1

May be taken either third or fourth year.

2

1-3 credits per semester. May be taken in fall, spring, or both semesters of the fourth year.