Chemistry majors should follow one of the proposed course sequences. Each course provides a foundation necessary for success in all others to follow.


Chemistry major with no AP credit

In addition to the course sequence below, our majors should complete at least four credits of two upper-level chemistry courses (CHM 410, 420, 430, 440, 445, 450, 465, 481), CHM 075, and research.

Fall Spring
First Year CHM 110
MTH 150
CHM 115
MTH 151
Second Year CHM 120**
PHY 111*
CHM 230
CHM 240
PHY 112
Third Year CHM 220
CHM 310
CHM 330
Fourth Year Either CHM 460 (fall) or CHM 340 (spring) ***


Chemistry major with AP credit for CHM 110

In addition to the course sequence below, our majors should complete at least four credits of two upper-level chemistry courses (CHM 410, 420, 430, 440, 445, 450, 465, 481), CHM 075, and research.

Fall Spring
First Year CHM 115
MTH 150
CHM 120
MTH 151
Second Year CHM 220
PHY 111*
CHM 230
CHM 240
PHY 112
Third Year CHM 310 CHM 330
Fourth Year Either CHM 460 (fall) or CHM 340 (spring) ***


Pre-Health Student

Fall Spring
First Year CHM 110 CHM 115
Second Year CHM 120 ** CHM 220
Third Year N/A
Fourth Year N/A


*     PHY 111 must be taken before CHM 310.
**   CHM 120 can be taken concurrently with CHM 115.
*** CHM 340 is required for the chemistry and environmental tracks of study.
*** CHM 460 and 465 are required for the biochemistry track of study.



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