Semester-by-Semester Curriculum Display

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Plan SIS Code: 17CHEMBS

Critical Path Courses: The code (CP) indicates courses that are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH 101 : Chemistry – A Molecular Science 1,2,B 3 (CP) CH 201 : Chemistry - A Quantitative Science 1,2,B 3 (CP)
CH 102 : General Chemistry Laboratory 1,B 1 (CP) CH 202 : Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory 1 1 (CP)
MA 141 : Calculus I 1,A 4 MA 241 : Calculus II 1,A 4
ENG 101 : Academic Writing & Research 1,H 4 HESF 1xx : GEP Health and Exercise Studies E 1
COS 100 : Perspectives in Learning 3 1 GEP Requirements C 3
GEP Requirements C 3 GEP Requirements D 3
Total: 16 Total: 15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH 221 : Organic Chemistry I 1,2 3 (CP) CH 223 : Organic Chemistry II 1,2 3
CH 222 : Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 1 CH 224 : Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 1
PY 205 : Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 1 4 CH 315 : Quantitative Analysis 1 3 (CP)
MA 242 : Calculus III 1 4 CH 316 : Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1 1 (CP)
GEP Requirements D 3 PY 208 : Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 1 4 (CP)
GEP Health and Exercise Studies E 1 MA 341 : Applied Differential Equations I 1 3
Total: 16 Total: 15
Junior Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CH 431 : Physical Chemistry I 1 3 CH 433 : Physical Chemistry II 1 3
CH 401 : Systematic Inorganic Chemistry I 1 3 CH 452 : Advanced Measurement Techniques I 1 4
CH 442 : Advanced Synthetic Techniques I 1 4 CH 232 : Computational Chemistry II Laboratory 1 1
CH 230 : Computational Chemistry I Laboratory 1 1 GEP Additional Breadth F 3
ENG 3xx : Advanced Writing 4 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2 or 3
Advised Elective 5 3 Advised Elective 5 3
Total: 17 Total: 16 or 17
Senior Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Chemistry Advanced Elective 1,6 3 CH 435 : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry 1 3
Chemistry Advanced Laboratory Option 1,7 4 Chemistry Advanced Elective 1,6 3
BCH 451 : Principles of Biochemistry 1 4 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3
Advised Elective 5 3 Free Elective 8 3
Total: 14 Total: 12
Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 121

Major/Program Footnotes:

  1. No grades below a C- are permitted.
  2. Chemistry majors are expected to take section 011 or 012 in CH 101, 201, 221 and 223.
  3. Orientation courses from other colleges may substitute for COS 100.
  4. Advanced Writing course must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, or ENG 333. The Advanced Writing course may not be used to satisfy the GEP requirements; it is taken in addition to the GEP.
  5. Advised electives are designed to allow students to concentrate in areas related to their academic goals. Courses used to fulfill this requirement are selected by the students after consultation and approval by their advisers or the Coordinator of Advising.
  6. Choose among the following: CH 403, CH 415, CH 441, CH 463 or CH 7xx.
  7. The advanced lab option is chosen from CH 444 (Advanced Synthetic Techniques II), which is offered in spring semesters only, or CH454 (Advanced Measurement Techniques II), which is offered in fall semesters only.
  8. Free electives courses cannot be CH 100, CH 111, MA 100, MA 101, MA 107, MA 108, MA 111, MA 121, MA 131, MA 231, PY 131, PY 211, PY 212, ENG 100. 100-level Foreign Language Courses (FL*, LAT, GRK, PER) can be used if not satisfying the language proficiency requirement.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:

To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/courselists/index.html.

  1. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 141, MA 241
  2. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, CH 102, CH 201
  3. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  4. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  5. Health and Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level HESF Course)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Health and Exercise Studies course list.
  6. Additional Breadth - (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
    ____ Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
  7. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  8. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:

  1. U.S. Diversity (USD)
    Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
  2. Global Knowledge (GK)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
  3. Foreign Language proficiency - Proficiency at the FL 102 level is required for graduation.