Chemistry Major: Sample Course Schedule
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Sample Course Schedule for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Degree
Click here to view example of a generic four-year schedule that satisfies the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry as well as the Liberal Studies Plan (LSP). If you began your degree prior to Fall 2010, use this example instead. Please note that it is not uncommon for requirements to change between catalog printings to verify your academic plan, it is wise to use the planning features of DegreeWorks on Truview and to check the electronic catalog available at catalog.truman.edu.
|Liberal Studies Program Requirements||31-57|
|Missouri Statute Requirement||1-3|
|**May be used to fulfill LSP requirements|
|MATH 198||Analytical Geometry and Calculus I**||5|
|MATH 263||Analytical Geometry and Calculus II||5|
|PHYS 195 or PHYS 185||Physics with Calculus I** or College Physics I **||5 or 4|
|Bachelor of Science Requirements||7-8|
|PHYS 196 or PHYS 186||Physics with Calculus II or College Physics II||5 or 4|
|MATH 264||Analytic Geometry and Calculus III||3|
|**CHEM 333 is equivalent to the combination of CHEM 330 and CHEM 332|
|CHEM 130||Chemical Principles I||4|
|CHEM 131||Chemical Principles II||4|
|CHEM 222||Intro to Quantitative Analysis||4|
|CHEM 322||Instrumental Analysis||4|
|CHEM 310||Modern Methods in Biochemistry||1|
|CHEM 335||Biochemistry I: Structure and Function||3|
|CHEM 323||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 324||Physical Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHEM 325||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 326||Physical Chemistry II Lab||1|
|CHEM 329||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 330||Organic Chemistry I Lab**||1|
|CHEM 331||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 332||Organic Chemistry II Lab**||1|
|CHEM 473||Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 474||Inorganic Chemistry Lab||1|
|CHEM 145||Freshman Seminar||1|
|CHEM 245||Sophomore Seminar||1|
|CHEM 345||Junior Seminar||1|
|CHEM 445||Senior Seminar||1|
|One advanced chemistry course and a minimum of two credit hours are required. With approval of advisor, students may select the other course from the following list of courses.||2|
|CHEM 422||Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 430||Advanced Physical Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 431||Advanced Analytical Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 435||Biochemistry II: Metabolism||3|
|CHEM 476||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 443||Chemistry Research III***||1-3|
|CHEM 518||Advanced Topics***||1-3|
|Electives to Total||120|
Students completing the University's Bachelor of Science program in chemistry as described in this bulletin meet the American Chemical Society (ACS) requirements for certification upon graduation. Specific questions about the ACS certification requirements may be addressed to Dr. Vaughan Pultz, the certification officer.
Further Degree Criteria
Any student obtaining a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Truman must:
- complete 12 hours of 300-level or above chemistry credits at Truman;
- a Chemistry major must achieve at least a "C" in each of the courses listed as Major Requirements. A minimum GPA of 2.0, with a maximum of 5 credit hours of "D," is required for all courses listed as Required Support and Bachelor of Science Requirements.
- score at or above the 20th percentile on the nationally-normed senior exam (e.g. MFAT or DUCK);
- must fulfill the university guidelines for a portfolio
Honors in Chemistry
Any student can graduate with Honors in Chemistry under the following criteria:
- Must complete the PHYS 195-196 sequence.
- In 3 out of 5 of the "core" areas (general, organic, analytical, physical, inorganic) score at or above the 50th percentile on the area's nationally-normed exam.
- The student must achieve the University's academic standards for graduating cum laude and one of the following criteria:
- The student has obtained a 90th percentile on the chemistry department's senior assessment exam.
- The student has successfully progressed on a research project of at least two semesters' effort and has written a research report according to ACS certification guidelines and has given a research seminar/presentation. The student must register for two credits of research.
The diploma from Truman reads, in addition to the usual form, "Departmental Honors."
NOTE: Currently Chemical Principles I can only be waived with an AP score of 5. Chemical Principles II cannot be waived. Contact the Chemistry Department Chair if you have questions.
Areas of Concentration
The following areas of concentration are guides only; the student may elect other areas of the concentration with approval of his/her advisor.
Students interested in pursuing Allopathic of Osteopathic Medicine may select from the following list of courses to reach a minimum of 15 hours. Students are expected to have completed appropriate prerequisites before enrolling in these courses.
|BIOL 200||Cell Biology||4|
|BIOL 302||Comparative Anatomy||5|