2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 21, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, BS (uTrack Requirements)


Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the description of the major and the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Chemistry Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4 MATH 119  or Math ACT score of 25 or higher
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)* 3  
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 4  
1Elective 1  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 CHEM 120 *
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)* 3 ENGL 101 *
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3 MATH 130  or Math ACT score of 28 or higher
MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 4  
Social Sciences* 3  
Term 3
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 CHEM 130 *
CHEM 350  or CHEM 358   3 MATH 141 *
PHYS 135 * or PHYS 137 * or PHYS 221 * 4-5  
Social Sciences* 3  
1Elective 1-2  
Term 4
CHEM 240   2 CHEM 350  with grade of C or higher
CHEM 360 -CHEM 369  or CHEM 368 -CHEM 369   5 ENGL 102 *
PHYS 136 * or PHYS 138 * or PHYS 222 * 4-5 MATH 142 *
1Electives 3-4  
Term 5
CHEM 310 -CHEM 319   4 CHEM 360 -CHEM 369  with grades of C or higher in both courses
CHEM 471  or CHEM 473   3  
CHEM 479 * 2  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
1Elective 3  
Term 6
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400) hours
CHEM 481  or CHEM 483   3  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
2Connections 3  
1Elective 3  
Term 7
Chemistry (major) 3 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400) hours
2Connections 6  
1Electives 6  
Term 8
CHEM 406 * 1 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400) hours
Chemistry (major) 6  
Global Challenges 3  
1Electives 5  
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
1 All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.
2 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways: (1) by completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages, (2) by completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or (3) by completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework. All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.

For students planning careers in chemistry, the recommended courses (from the list above) are MATH 141 *-MATH 142 *, PHYS 135 *-PHYS 136 * or PHYS 137 *-PHYS 138 *, and CHEM 473 -CHEM 483 ; although not required, certain additional courses are strongly suggested for students planning to become chemists: MATH 241  and CHEM 230 , CHEM 320 , CHEM 329 , and CHEM 406 *. Because professional chemists need a reading knowledge of foreign languages, intermediate level competency should be acquired in German, French, Russian or Japanese. Students who are undecided about their career goals should consult the head of the department at the earliest opportunity. Unlike the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the regular Bachelor of Science degree is not approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.