Chemistry Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Chemistry (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I*
CHEM 145: Freshman Chemistry Seminar
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Elementary I Foreign Language

SPRING - Semester 2

CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II
MATH 263: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Elementary II Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

CHEM 222: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 245: Sophomore Chemistry Seminar
CHEM 329: Organic Chemistry I
MATH 264: Calculus III
COMM 170: Public Speaking

SPRING - Semester 4

CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry Lab
PHYS 185: College Physics I or PHYS 195: Physics I
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

CHEM 323: Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 324: Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 345: Junior Chemistry Seminar
PHYS 186: College Physics II or PHYS 196: Physics II
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

CHEM 322: Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 325: Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 326: Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
JINS 3XX: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

CHEM 335: Biochemistry I: Structure and Function
CHEM 445: Senior Chemistry Seminar
CHEM 473: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 474: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

CHEM 310: Modern Methods in Biochemistry
Chemistry elective
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

*Students who begin with CHEM 129 Basic Principles of Chemistry, because math placement is lower than Calculus, will take CHEMĀ 130 in the Spring semester.

Chemistry electives include CHEM 422: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry, CHEM 430: Advanced Physical Chemistry, CHEM 431: Advanced Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 435: Biochemistry II: Metabolism, CHEM 443: Chemistry Research III, CHEM 476: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, and CHEM 518: Advanced Topics.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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