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Non-ACS General Track (Algebra Start)

This degree has as its core a number of fundamental courses in chemistry and allows for students with interests in additional fields to build a broad based curriculum.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
MATH 1111

College Algebra

3
I2: XIDS 2002

First-Year Seminar

2
I1: Oral Communications 3
A: Humanities 3

Milestone:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 and MATH 1111 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
M: MATH 1113

Precalculus

4
F: CHEM 1211 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry I

4
A: Humanities 3

Milestone:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 and CHEM 1211 with a C or better.

Term 3: Summer

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CHEM 1212 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry 2

4
S1 OR P1 3

Milestone:

  • Complete CHEM 1212/ 1212L with a B or better over the summer to remain on track.

 

14 Fall Credit Hours + 14 Spring Credit Hours + 7 Summer Credit Hours = 35 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CHEM 2411 + Lab

Organic Chemistry I

4
T3: MATH 1634

Calculus I

4
T1: PHYS 1111 OR 2211 + Lab

Introductory Physics I or Principles of Physics I

4
P: Citizenship 3

Milestone:

  • Complete MATH 1634, CHEM 2411, and PHYS 1111/ 2211 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 3422 + Lab

Organic Chemistry II

4
CHEM 2130

Sophomore Chemistry Seminar

1
T2: PHYS 1112 OR 2212 + Lab

Introductory Physics II or Principles of Physics II

4
F: MATH 1401 OR 2644

Elementary Statistics or Calculus II

3/4
S: Social Science 3

Milestone:

  • Complete Organic I or II and Physics I or II with a C or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15/16 Spring Credit Hours = 30/31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 3310K

Analytical Chemistry

4
CHEM 3510

Survey of Physical Chemistry

3
S1 OR P1 3
Elective 3

Milestone:

  • CHEM 3310K with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 4711

Biochemistry

3
CHEM Course

3000/4000 level CHEM Elective course

3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

13 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 28 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 4610

Inorganic Chemistry

3
CHEM Course

3000/4000 level CHEM Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3
Elective 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 4910L

Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3
Elective 3
Elective 3

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Choose Concentration (ACS track recommended).

Middle Years:

  • Take Sophomore Seminar.
  • Complete Organic Chemistry sequence.
  • Complete Analytical Chemistry.
  • Complete other supporting courses (see Advisor to have a clear roadmap).

Last Year:

  • Take Senior Seminar.
  • Take senior capstone course(s) and complete a senior project.
  • Complete all required courses for a degree.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Connect with your faculty mentor.
  • Join clubs (Chemistry Association or Emerging Healthcare Leaders recommended).

Middle Years:

  • Join a research group or seek for student employment (workshop leader, laboratory assistant).
  • Attend program/department/college events.
  • Attend senior research presentations and on-campus conferences.
  • Study and hang out in the student lounge (TLC 2116).

Last Year:

  • Attend program/department/college events.
  • Attend on-campus conferences.
  • Study and hang out in the student lounge (TLC 2116).

Broaden Your Perspectives

Middle Years:

  • Explore internships or part-time jobs in career-related areas (industry, pharmacy, etc.).
  • Explore summer internships or REU programs.
  • Explore volunteer opportunities with a club or in career-related areas.

Last Year:

  • Re-examine career paths with a chemistry degree (ACS Career page, alumni connections, your own aptitude and interest).

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Talk to alumni in a career field of interest, matched by your faculty mentor.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Talk to your faculty mentor.
  • Look into on-campus self-care and stress resources especially Campus Center, Health Services, and Counseling Center.
  • Find study buddies.
  • Go to events, have fun (balance time between study, work, and fun).

Last Year:

  • Talk to your faculty mentor.
  • Look into on-campus self-care and stress resources especially Campus Center, Health Services, and Counseling Center.
  • Find study buddies.
  • Go to events, have fun (balance time between study, work, and fun).

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Write preliminary resume.
  • Seek for resume-building opportunities related to your career goal (employment, researc

Last Year:

  • Build hands-on experience through research and/or internships.
  • Update your resume or CV.
  • Apply for graduate schools, professional school, or jobs.
  • Make sure to get help from Career Services for cover letters, resume, application, and interviews.

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