2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, BS in Chemistry (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 (BS in Chemistry)


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or (preferably) CHEM 128 * 4 MATH 119  or Math ACT score of 25 or higher
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)*  3  
1Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 4  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147  4  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or (preferably) CHEM 138 * 4 CHEM 120 *
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)*  3 ENGL 101 *
1Foreign 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
CHEM 230   3 CHEM 130 *
CHEM 350  or CHEM 358   3 MATH 141 *
MATH 241   4  
PHYS 135 * or PHYS 137 * 4-5  
Social Sciences* 3  
Term 4
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 CHEM 350  with a grade of C or better
CHEM 240   2 ENGL 102 *
CHEM 360  or CHEM 368   3 MATH 142 *
CHEM 369   2  
PHYS 136 * or PHYS 138 * 4-5  
Term 5
CHEM 310 , CHEM 319   4 CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  with a grade of C or better
CHEM 473    3  
CHEM 479  (WC)* 2  
MATH 231  or MATH 251   3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
Term 6
CHEM 320 , CHEM 329   5 CHEM 310 , CHEM 319  with a grade of C or better
CHEM 483   3 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400) hours
CHEM 489   2  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
4Connections 3  
Term 7
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400) hours
CHEM 400 CHEM 408 CHEM 420 CHEM 450 , or CHEM 490    3  
CHEM 430   3  
4Connections 6  
Global Challenges 3  
Term 8
BCMB 401       4 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400) hours
CHEM 400   3  
CHEM 406  (OC)* 1  
CHEM 439   1  
2,3Electives 6  
TOTAL (minimum) 127  
1 Preferably chosen from German, French, Russian or Japanese; the College of Arts and Sciences requires that a student demonstrate intermediate-level competence in whatever foreign language is chosen.
2 It is recommended that a portion of these elective hours be applied to advanced courses in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, mathematics, physics, or chemical, metallurgical, and polymer engineering.
3 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.
4 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.