BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Chemistry and Biochemistry Non-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 hours13-15

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
Total hours13-15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
CHM 302 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 5
Life Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
CHM 343 Organic Chemistry II 3
Course for minor 3
CHM 398 Chemical Symposium 1
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
CHM 345 Microscale Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
CHM 375 Inorganic Chemistry 3
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
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
CHM 445 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 504 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 505 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
Chemistry Electives 3
CHM 399 Undergraduate Research 1-3
Course for Minor 3
Humanities - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 502 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 503 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1
Chemistry Electives 3
Courses for Minor 3-6
CHM 498 Chemistry Careers 1
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Chemistry Electives 3
Course for Minor 3
Course for minor 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
CHM 492 Program Assessment 0
Total hours15

Chemistry electives: CHM 352, 376, 399 or 499 (2-3 hr), 452, 453, 460 or 461, 462, 509, 552, 553.

GPA Requirements include: 2.0 in major and minor fields (Chemistry and Mathematics).

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

CHM 505 may be substituted for CHM 506, 507 and 508.

Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.