Students interested in Chemistry should take both Chemistry 129 and Chemistry 210 in their first year, plus two semesters of mathematics, either Math 131-133 or Math 123-124. Students deciding between chemistry or biological chemistry should take Chemistry 129 and Biology 150 during the first year, as well as Math 131-133 or Math 123-124.
Chemistry 129 is offered both semesters in both a traditional and discovery based workshop format. The workshop format combines lecture and laboratory portions of the course, while the traditional format meets for 3-50 minute classes/week plus a 3 hour laboratory. The traditional format uses a mix of teaching styles, including lecture, demonstrations and small group problem solving. The workshop format primarily utilizes group problem solving and laboratory exploration.
Students with AP4/IB6 or other college credit should consult a member of the chemistry department to confirm the appropriate first course. Many students with AP/IB credit start in CHM 210, which is offered both semesters. Students with AP/IB credit or other off-campus credit to substitute for Chemistry 129 must take Chemistry 210 as a pre-requisite for Chemistry 221.
Listed below is a sample schedule for students planning a major in chemistry.
|FIRST YEAR FALL||FIRST YEAR SPRING|
|CHM 129, MAT 131 (123)+++||CHM 210, MAT 133 (124)|
|SECOND YEAR FALL||SECOND YEAR SPRING|
|CHM 221, PHY 131, (MAT 133)||CHM 222, PHY 132|
|THIRD YEAR FALL||THIRD YEAR SPRING|
|CHM 363 or OCS++||CHM 363 or OCS++|
|FOURTH YEAR FALL||FOURTH YEAR SPRING|
|CHM 3XX, CHM 499+||CHM 3XX or CHM 423|
++ CHM 363 is offered both semesters, and concurrent registration with PHY 132 is permitted on a space available basis. If CHM 363 is overenrolled in a particular semester priority is given to students who have completed PHY 132. Students who want to take CHM 363 in a particular semester should complete the physics sequence as early as possible.