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The recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree.  This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total Credits Required: 128 credits
GPA: 2.0
*Lecture, **Lab, ***Lecture and Lab
^The Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 424) capstone course is designed to draw from and build on content and skills learned during a student’s progression through the major. The course includes both a lecture and laboratory component, with a significant writing component. In undertaking this course, students will demonstrate: a thorough understanding of the relevant chemistry material, an ability to apply problem-solving strategies, expertise in laboratory procedures and instrumentation, written communication skills. Requires prerequisite 300-level Physical Chemistry Courses.

# Biochemistry (CHEM 425) or  Biochemistry I CHEM426 must be taken to be certified by the American Chemical Society. If research is not taken as an elective, then CHEM426 should be taken to achieve the required lab hours.

WI: Writing Intensive-3 required in the major