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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 2021-2022 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 (may vary based on electives for ACS approved degree) Students must review their audit on a regular basis to make sure they are on track to earning all credits necessary for graduation. 

 

GPA Required: overall GPA 2.0 and major GPA 2.0


C: The Advanced Inorganic Laboratory (CHEM 451L) 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. 

** Biochemistry (CHEM 425) must be taken to be certified by the American Chemical Society. One year of research must be taken as an elective or CHEM 430 should be taken to achieve the required lab hours.

WI: Writing Intensive – 3 required in the major