BS in Chemistry (Chemical Education Pathway)

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

Major: BS Chemistry, Non-comprehensive (Degree Code: CHEM)
Minor: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Science (Degree Code: ISC2)

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 288 Computational Calculus II 3
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 302 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 5
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 343 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 345 Microscale Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHM 398 Chemical Symposium 1
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
The Arts - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 375 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHM 460 Environmental Chemistry: Water and Land 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 505 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHM 462 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory 2
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
CHM 399 Undergraduate Research
or CHM 397 Cooperative Education in Chemistry
1-3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours14-16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
CHM 445 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHM 502 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 503 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 435 Investigations in Chemistry for Teachers 1
CHM 498 Chemistry Careers 1
CHM 492 Program Assessment 0
Chemistry elective (600 level or above) 3
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3
Total hours14

Additional degree plan notes

  • If you're seeking Earth science education certification, you must also complete AST 115 (4 credit hours).

  • You will be grant senior permission to register for PSY 710.