Chemistry Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The 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 Seminar
MATH 198: Calculus I (math placement)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II
MATH 263: Calculus II (math placement)
LSP coursework

FALL - Semester 3

CHEM 222: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 245: Sophomore Seminar
CHEM 329: Organic Chemistry I
MATH 264: Calculus III
LSP coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry Lab I & II
PHYS 195 (or 185) Physics with Calculus I
LSP coursework

FALL - Semester 5

CHEM 345: Junior Seminar
CHEM 323/324 Physical Chemistry I & Lab
PHYS 196 (or 186) Physics with Calculus II
LSP coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

CHEM 322: Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 325/326 Physical Chemistry II & Lab
Elective(s) and/or LSP coursework

FALL - Semester 7

CHEM 445: Senior Seminar
CHEM 473/474 Inorganic Chemistry & Lab
CHEM 335: Biochemistry I
Elective(s) and/or LSP coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

CHEM 310: Modern Methods in Biochemistry
CHEM 4xx course or research
Elective(s) and/or 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.

Electives only as needed to total 120 credit hours

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

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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