Chemistry Schedule

Typical Schedules

There are many different paths through a chemistry major. Three such paths, wherein a student starts advanced coursework in chemistry in the third, fourth, and fifth semesters, are reproduced here. Courses with numbers of 100 or above may be taken in any sequence. As a result, one could reach Chem 182 (Chemistry in Living Systems) in the sixth semester, if desired.

Beginning the Chemistry Major in the Third Semester (Complete Schedule)
Year Fall Spring
First Year CS5 Introduction to Computer Science Math 35 Probability & Statistics/Math 45 Introduction to Differential Equations
Writ 001 Introduction to Academic Writing/Phys 23 Special Relativity Phys 24 Mechanics & Wave Motion
Chem 23S Structure/Chem 23E Energetics Chem 22D Dynamics
Chem 24  Laboratory Physics 28 Laboratory
Math 25B or 25G Calculus & Linear Algebra HSA 10 Critical Inquiry
Elective Bio 52 Intro. to Biology
Elective
Sophomore Math 60 Multivariable Calculus/Math 65 Differential Equations & Linear Algebra Eng 59 Systems Engineering
Phys 51 Electromagnetic Theory & Optics Choice Laboratory
Phys 53 E&M Laboratory Chem 56 Carbon Compounds
Chem 51 Physical Chemistry Chem 58 Carbons Laboratory
Chem 53 Physical Chem. Lab. Chem 52 Group Theory, Quantum Chem. & Spectroscopy
HSA HSA
Junior Chem 103 Chemical Analysis Chem 104 Inorganic Chemistry
Chem 105 Organic Chemistry Chem 114 Instrumental Analysis
Chem 109 Chemical Analysis Laboratory Chem 110 Inorganic Laboratory
Chem 111 Organic Laboratory Chem 112 Instrumental Methods Laboratory
Chem 199 Chemistry Seminar Chem 199 Chemistry Seminar
HSA HSA
Elective HSA
Elective Elective
Senior Chem 151 Research Problems Chem 152 Research Problems
Chem 199 Chemistry Seminar Chem 182 Chemistry in Living Systems
HSA Chem 199 Chemistry Seminar
HSA HSA
HSA HSA
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Beginning the Chemistry Major in the Fourth Semester (Partial Schedule)
Year Fall Spring
Sophomore 54 Carbon Compounds
58 Carbon Compounds Lab
Junior 51 Physical Chemistry 182 Chemistry in Living Systems
105 Organic 104 Inorganic
53 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 52 Group Theory, Quantum Chem. & Spectroscopy
111 Organic Laboratory 110 Inorganic Laboratory
199 Seminar
Senior 103 Chemical Analysis 114 Instrumental Analysis
109 Chemical Analysis Laboratory 112 Instrumental Methods Laboratory
151 Research Problems 152 Research Problems
199 Seminar 199 Seminar
Beginning the Chemistry Major in the Fifth Semester (Partial Schedule)
Year Fall Spring
Junior 51 Physical Chemistry 54 Carbon Compounds
103 Chemical Analysis 52 Group Theory, Quantum Chem. & Spectroscopy
53 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 104 Inorganic Chemistry
109 Chemical Analysis Laboratory 58 Carbon Compounds Laboratory
110 Inorganic Laboratory
199 Seminar
Senior 105 Organic Chemistry 182 Chemistry in Living Systems
111 Organic Laboratory 114 Instrumental Analysis
151 Research Problems 112 Instrumental Methods Laboratory
199 Seminar 152 Research Problems
199 Seminar

HSA refers to a program of studies in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including a five-course concentration and a broad-based background in the arts & literature, humanities, and social sciences.