Chemistry Major with Polymer Option

There are four routes by which one may earn a chemistry major. Each route starts with a two semester general chemistry sequence and the following core of chemistry and collateral courses.
 

Chemistry Core

Chem 105 and 106 or 117, 248, 325, 326, 335, 336, 355, 446.

Collateral Courses

Math 120, 121, 222 Physics 240 (formerly numbered 150), 250

Additional courses which build upon this core and complete the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option consists of a minimum of 67 credits (62 credits if taking Chem 117) including the following:

  1. The following chemistry courses which focus on the chemical and physical properties of polymers: Chem 371, 373, 474, 478.
  2. At least 2 credits chosen from Chem 329, 339, 365, 387, 425, 455.

If you are interested in the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option, then complete details about the curricula are available in the Student Handbook for the Chemistry Department or in the course catalog.

The Department of Chemistry encourages you to graduate in four years. Below is a suggested sequence of courses that was designed to illustrate how a student could successfully complete the Chemistry Major with Polymer Option in 4 years.

Suggested Course Sequence for Chemistry Major with Polymer Option

Notes:

  1. In addition to the courses listed above, students must take 2 credits of chemistry electives.
  2. Chem 371, 373, 474 and 478 are offered every other year. For some students these courses will be offered in year 3.

*Students taking Chem 117 in the fall may take Chem 248 or Chem 325 in the spring.

 Year 1

Fall Semester
Course Credits
Chem 105 (or 117) 5
​Math 120 4
GEP and/or Electives 5-6
Total Credits: 14-15
 
Spring Semester
Course Credits
Chem 106 (or 248 or 325)* 5
Math 121 4
GEP and/or Electives 3
Total Credits: 14-15
 

 Year 2

Fall Semester
Course Credits
Chem 248 4
​Chem 325 4
Math 222 4
Phys 240 (formerly numbered 150​) 5
  Total Credits: 17

Spring Semester
Course Credits
Chem 326 5
Chem 355 3
Phys 250 5
GEP and/or Electives 2-3
  Total Credits: 14-15

 Year 3

Fall Semester
Course Credits
Chem 335 4
GEP and/or Electives 11
  Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester
Course Credits
Chem 336 3
GEP and/or Electives 12
  Total Credits: 15

 Year 4

Fall Semester
Course Credits
Chem 3712 1
​Chem 3732 2
GEP and/or Electives 8
  Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester
Course Credits
Chem 4742 2
Chem 4782 2
Chem 4462 4
Electives​ 7
  Total Credits: 15
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