BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Chemistry and Biochemistry Comprehensive

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.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3-5
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
or MTH 288 Computational Calculus II
3-5
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Life Sciences (with lab) - General Education 3-4
Total hours16-19

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 375 Inorganic Chemistry 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
or PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
4-5
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours14-16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 343 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 345 Microscale Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHM 302 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 5
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
or PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II
4-5
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
Total hours17-18

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 398 Chemical Symposium 1
CHM 506 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHM 508 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 507 Physical Chemistry II 3
Chemistry Electives 3-6
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
General Education or Electives 3
Total hours15-18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 502 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 503 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1
CHM 554 Biochemistry I 3
Chemistry Electives 2-5
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours12-15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 498 Chemistry Careers 1
CHM 575 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
Chemistry Electives 2-6
General Education or Electives 6
Total hours12-16

GPA Requirements include: 2.0 in major field.

Other Requirements include: 40 hours must be in upper level courses (300 level or above).

Chemistry electives: CHM 376, 397, 399 or 499 (1-3 hr), 509, 514, 542, 555, 556, 557.

Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.