Chemistry Major - ACS Certified Curriculum

CHEM 1171
1171L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 1172
1172L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 2271
2271L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2272
2272L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 2282
2282L
Chemical Analysis
and Chemical Analysis Lab
4
CHEM/BIOL 3323LBiochemistry Lab1
CHEM/BIOL 3324Biochemistry I3
CHEM 3326Chemical Instrumentation3
CHEM 3326LInstrumental-Analytical Chemistry Lab3
CHEM 3341
3341L
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
5
CHEM 3361
3361L
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 3362
3362L
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 4971Research and Seminar I3
MATH 1141Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MATH 1171 Calculus I
MATH 1142Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MATH 1172 Calculus II
MATH 2243Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
or MATH 2273 Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2251Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 1171
1171L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1172
1172L
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 BIOL 1171 and BIOL 1172 in their first year in place of PHYS 1171 and PHYS 1172, which are then taken in the sophomore year.

  • Students may elect to take CHEM 3324 Biochemistry I or CHEM 3341 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry in their junior year.

  • Note that the CHEM 4970-series 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 enroll in CHEM 4971 for their first semester of research, CHEM 4972 for their second semester, etc.

  • 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.

Magis Core Curriculum

Beginning with the Class of 2023, all undergraduate students will be required to complete the Magis Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Curricula section of this undergraduate catalog for a detailed explanation of the Magis Core.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1171L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 1141
Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Calculus I
4
PHYS 1171 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1171L General Physics I Lab 1
Core Courses 6
 Credits18
Spring
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1172L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 1142
Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Calculus II
4
PHYS 1172 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1172L General Physics II Lab 1
Core Courses 6
 Credits18
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 2271 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2271L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 2243
Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
or Multivariable Calculus
4
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Spring
CHEM 2272 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2272L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 2282 Chemical Analysis 3
CHEM 2282L Chemical Analysis Lab 1
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 3326 Chemical Instrumentation 1 3
CHEM 3361 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 3361L Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 2251 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Core Courses and Electives 6
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 3326L Instrumental-Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 3
CHEM 3362 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 3362L Physical Chemistry II Lab 1
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 3341 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 3341L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 2
CHEM 4971 Research and Seminar I 2 3
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits17
Spring
CHEM 3323L
Biochemistry Lab 1
or Biochemistry Lab
1
CHEM 3324
Biochemistry I 1
or Biochemistry I
3
Core Courses and Electives 9
 Credits13
 Total Credits132