BS Chemistry - ACS

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Suggested Program of Study

Dear Chemistry Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 1211 and 1211L 4
MATH 1113 3
ENGL 1101 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1212 and 1212L 4
MATH 2261 4
ENGL 1102 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 14

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete freshman Chemistry sequence. Core or Electives includes 9 hours of Modern Foreign Language. Electives must be chosen to give 39 total upper-division hours, 6 hours of which must be other than chemistry. CHEM Electives consist of 6 hours of advanced chemistry courses.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 3401 4
CHEM 2210 1
CHEM 2310 4
MATH 2262 4
PHYS 2211K 4
Total hours 17
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 3402 4
CHEM 3510 4
PHYS 2212K 4
Core or elective (MATH 3340 recommended) 4
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete MATH requirement. Strongly suggest students join the American Chemical Society. Apply for summer research program, if applicable. ≥2.0 GPA. Complete Organic Chemistry requirement. Apply for summer research program, if applicable.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 3801 4
CHEM 3601 3
Core or Electives 9
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 3802 4
CHEM 3601L 2
Upper Division CHEM or other Elective 3
Core or Guided Electives 6
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Apply for summer research program, if Applicable. Complete Physics Requirement. Complete legislative requirements. Complete ENGL requirement. Apply for summer research program, if applicable. ≥2.0 GPA. By spring of your third year, you should: Decided if you want to pursue a minor. Visit the Office of Career Opportunities, the College of Education Advising Center (if you want to get teacher certification), and begin planning for life after VSU.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
CHEM or other Elective (CHEM 4420, 4810 and/or 4910 recommended) 6
Core or Guided Electives 9
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 4310 4
Upper Division CHEM or other Elective 4
CHEM 4210 1
Core or Guided Electives 6
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete Biochemistry Requirement. Submit graduation application. By spring of your senior you should: Begin applications for graduate or professional school, if required for your career plans. Contact professors to write letters of reference for you. Prepare a professional resume.