Chemistry (Professional) Option

Freshman YearCredits
Take one of the following:4  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
or CHMY 151 - Honors College Chemistry I
CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
or CHMY 152 - Honors College Chemistry I Lab
CHMY 194 - Seminar/Workshop1  
Take one of the following:4  
M 171Q - Calculus I
or M 181Q - Honors Calculus I
University Core and Electives6  
Take one of the following:  4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
or CHMY 153 - Honors College Chemistry II
CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
or CHMY 154 - Honors College Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 294 - Seminar/Workshop  1
Take one of the following:  4
M 172 - Calculus II
or M 182 - Honors Calculus II
Take one of the following:
PHSX 220 - Physics I with Calculus
or PHSX 240 - Honors Gen & Mod Phys I
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 12
Sophomore YearCredits
Take one of the following:4  
CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I
or CHMY 331 - Honors Organic Chemistry I
CHMY 322 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
or CHMY 332 - Honors Organic Chemistry I Lab
M 273 - Multivariable Calculus4  
Take one of the following:4  
PHSX 222 - Physics II with Calculus
or PHSX 242 - Honors Gen & Mod Phys II
University Core and Electives3  
Take one of the following:  4
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems
or BIOB 260 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHMY 311 - Fundamental Analytical Chem  4
Take one of the following:  4
CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II
or CHMY 333 - Honors Organic Chemistry II
CHMY 324 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
or CHMY 334 - Honors Organic Chemistry II Lab
University Core and Electives  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
CHMY 371 - Physical Chemistry-Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy I3  
CHMY 372 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I1  
CHMY 394 - Seminar/Workshop1  
CHMY 490R - Undergraduate Research23  
University and Core Electives3  
Chemistry Professional Elective3  
CHMY 373 - Physical Chemistry - Kinetics and Thermodynamics  3
CHMY 374 - Physical Chemistry Lab II  2
CHMY 490R - Undergraduate Research2  3
University Core and Electives  7
Year Total: 14 15
Senior YearCredits
BCH 441 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules3  
CHMY 401 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3  
BCH 381 - Biochemistry Lab1  
Physical Science Electives46  
University Core and Electives3  
CHMY 494 - Seminar/Workshop  1
Physical Science Electives4  3
CHMY 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone  1
University Core and Electives  7-8
Chemistry Professional Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15-16
Total Program Credits: 117-118

CHMY 421 is only offered during the spring semester of odd numbered years (2019, 2021, etc)


Six (6) credits of CHMY 490R are tabulated.  Students are encouraged to fulfill additional credits of research up to a maximum of 12 credits of 490R research whether it be in CHMY, BCH, or another department.


 CHMY 499 (Senior year) is required for majors who are writing a thesis for Departmental Honors consideration.


A minimum of 9 credits of physical science electives are required.

A computer science (CS) course is highly recommended. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. All students are encouraged to take a 200 level English writing course. Please note that this course would be in addition to the core requirement.

Chemistry Professional Electives (Must take 2 of the following)

CHMY 340Environmental Chemistry3
CHMY 404Advanced Inorganic Techniques3
CHMY 415Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 417Synthetic Chemistry3
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis3
BCH 442Metabolic Regulation3

Acceptable Physical Science Electives Include

BCH 442Metabolic Regulation3
BCH 444RBiochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods3
BIOH 445Introduction to Pharmacology3
CHMY 340Environmental Chemistry3
CHMY 415Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 515Structure and Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 516Mechanisms and Dynamics in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHMY 523Organic Reaction Mechanisms3
CHMY 524Mass Spectrometry3
CHMY 526Solution NMR Spectroscopy:Practical Applications to the Structural Determination of Small Molecules 3
CHMY 533Physical Organic Chemistry3
CHMY 535Reagent Chemistry3
CHMY 540Organic Synthesis3
CHMY 551Organic Structure Elucidation3
CHMY 554Organometallic Chemistry3
CHMY 557Quantum Mechanics3
CHMY 558Classical & Stat Thermodynamic3
CHMY 559Kinetics & Dynamics3
ERTH 505Geomicrobiology3
M 221Introduction to Linear Algebra3
M 274Introduction to Differential Equation4
M 333Linear Algebra3
M 454Introduction of Dynamical Systems I3
NEUR 409Human Neuroanatomy4
PHSX 224Physics III4
PHSX 301Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences3
PHSX 320Classical Mechanics3
PHSX 343Modern Physics3
PHSX 423Electricity and Magnetism I3