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Chemistry degree curriculum

Chemistry 2015-2016 Sample Paradigm for BS in Chemistry 

This sample paradigm shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in chemistry. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched.

FRESHMAN YEAR Semester I credits
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry I & Lab   4
ENG 111 English Composition I 3
MATH 131 Calculus I 3
Social Science GER 3
Free Elective1 3
CBU 101 0
Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR Semester II credits
CHEM 114 Principles of Chemistry II & Lab 4
ENG 112 English Composition II 3
MATH 132 Calculus II 3
Religious Studies GER 3
Free Elective1 3
Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR Semester I  credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I & Lab         4
MATH 231 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 150  Physics I & Lab 4
Literature GER2 3
Total 14

SOPHOMORE YEAR Semester II              credits
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 214  Quantitative Analysis & Lab 4
MATH 232  Calculus III 3
PHYS 251  Physics II & Lab 4
Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR Semester I                         credits
CHEM 315  Physics Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 330  Research Seminar I 0
PHYS 252  Physics III & Lab 4
Moral Values GER 3
Free Elective1 3
Total 14

JUNIOR YEAR Semester II                        credits
CHEM 352  Physical Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 331  Research Seminar II 0
CHEM 415  Analytical Chemistry & Lab 4
MATH 308  Statistics 3
Free Elective1 3
Total 14

SENIOR YEAR Semester I                         credits
CHEM 315  Biochemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 428  Research Seminar III 0
Social Science GER elective 3
Religious Studies GER elective 3
Free Electives1 6
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR Semester II                        credits
CHEM 422  Inorganic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 429  Research Seminar IV 2
CHEM 499  Senior Comprehensives 0
Chemistry Elective3 3
Free Electives1 7
Total 16

Total credits required for the degree 122.

Transfer students must take at least 15 hours of the required Chemistry courses numbered at or above the 300 level at Christian Brothers University.

Eng 100, Math 103, Alg 110, 115, and 120 do not fulfill the free electives requirement.
2  ENG 211, 212, 221, or 222
3 Chemistry elective must be a 300+ level course