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Chemistry Suggested Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Science degree. A degree in Chemistry prepares students for roles as professional scientist. Students acquire an understanding of scientific concepts and problem solving techniques, and the ability to integrate and apply these skills in a laboratory setting. Detailed information about Chemistry can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I 4
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
TS 100: Transitions 1
Semester 2 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II 4
MATH 113: Trigonometry 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEML 251: Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 201: Calculus I 4
GE Biological Science 3
GE Social Science 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEML 252: Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 202: Calculus II 4
GE Arts and Humanities 3
GE History 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
CHEM 211: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 301: Biochemistry 3
CHEML 301: Biochemistry Lab 1
*CHEM 305: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHYS 211: University Physics I (calculus based)
Semester 6 Credit Hours
*CHEML 304: Synthesis and Characterization Lab 2
PHYS 202: General Physics II
PHYS 212: University Physics II (calculus based)
Elective 3
GE Social Science or History 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
*CHEM 332: Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 351: Intro to Research (1-3)
CHEM 356: Intro to Senior Seminar 1
GE Fine Arts and Literature 3
GE Global Studies 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
*CHEM 311: Instrumental Methods Analysis 4
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 352: Intro to Research II (1-3)
CHEM 357: Senior Seminar 1
Elective 3

Note: *offered every other year

Chemistry Minor: Students must complete 24-25 credit hours including CHEM 111, 112, CHEM 251, CHEM 252 and one upper level Chemistry course. Please review the list of approved courses in the academic catalog. At least nine credit hours of the Chemistry courses above the 100 level must be completed at SXU in order to fulfill the minor requirement.