BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Chemistry Unified Science

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, availability of courses and your placement in English and mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

Sample schedule

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
General Education: Public Affairs - Cultural Competence 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
SCI 214 Introduction to Science Teaching in the 21st Century 1
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
General Education: Publi Affairs - Public Issues 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
CHM 460 Environmental Chemistry: Water and Land 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
CHM 302 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 5
General Education: Humanities - Social & Behavioral 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18-19
CHM 505 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry 4
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
CHM 435 Investigations in Chemistry for Teachers 1
SCI 314 Techniques and Technology in Science Laboratory Teaching 3
CHM 463 Environmental Analysis
or CHM 462 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
1-2
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
SCI 414 Teaching of Secondary School Natural Science 3
General Education: Human Cultures - Humanities 3
CHM 352 Introduction to Biochemistry 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
General Education: Human Cultures - The Arts 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3

Eighth semester (springl)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
SCI 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6
SCI 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6

Consider taking GRY 135 and GEC courses during summer sessions to lower your credit hour totals for regular academic year semesters.

CHM 435 is only offered in odd-numbered years, so you may need to take it in your 4th or 8th semesters, depending on the year you start your program.