Department of Chemistry

Recommended Course Sequence for the BS Degree

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Freshman - Fall Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry Lab 2
MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
Freshman - Spring Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114 [1] Chemistry Frontiers Laboratory 2
MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II 4
PHYS 121 General Physics I. Mechanics 4
Sophomore - Fall Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 304 [2] Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 310 [2] Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 223 Calculus for Science and Engineering III 3
PHYS 122 General Physics II. Electricity and Magnetism 4
Sophomore - Spring Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 322 Laboratory Methods in Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II 3
MATH 224
    or STAT 312
Elementary Differential Equations
    or Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
PHYS 221 General Physics III. Modern 3
Junior - Fall Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 311 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 331 Laboratory Methods in Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 335 Physical Chemistry I 3
Junior - Spring Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 332 [3] Laboratory Methods in Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 336 Physical Chemistry II 3
  (Chemistry or approved elective) 3
Senior - Fall Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 397
    or CHEM 398
    or Biochem [4]
Undergraduate Research
    or Senior Capstone Project
    or Biochemistry Requirement [3]
  (Technical elective) 3
Senior - Spring Semester
Course Credits
  (Chemistry or approved elective) 3
  (Technical elective) 3

[1] CHEM 114 is no longer offered. Until it is removed from the curriculum, BS chemistry majors will be allowed to substitue 2 credits of CHEM 397 research. Please bring an Advisement Report Correction form to your advisor for approval.

[2] CHEM 304 and CHEM 310 have been restructured as of fall 2012. CHEM 304 has been reduced from 4 credits to 2 credits, and the lab sections are now 3 hours instead of 5 hours long. CHEM 310 lecture is now a co-requisite. Students who have completed neither must add both courses to the SIS shopping cart in order to enroll.

[3] CHEM 305, CHEM 306, and CHEM 332 are approved departmental seminar courses. Chemistry and Chemical Biology majors do not have to take any other courses to fulfill the departmental seminar SAGES requirement.

[4] May be satisfied by CHEM 328: Introductory Biochemistry, CHEM 329: Chemical Aspects of Living Systems, or BIOC 307: General Biochemistry

New Guide to Undergraduate Research in Chemistry at CWRU