Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Suggested Four Year Plan (2013-2014)

This four year plan is a sample and only for planning purposes; this is not an official document.  You are required to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester.

124 Units

Year One: Fall (15 units)

Year One: Spring (15 units)

General Chemistry I (CHEM120/R/L)*
Pre-Calculus (MATH 170)* if needed
New Testament Survey (NT 101C)
Cornerstone (CORE 100C)
Persuasive Writing (ENGL 120C)
General Chemistry II (CHEM 121/R/L)
Calculus I (MATH 180)
Persuasive Writing (ENGL 120C)
Intro. to Cultural Anthro. (ANTH 102C)
Foundations of Christian Life (THEO 101C) or Intro. to Theology (THEO 103C)

Year Two: Fall (14 units)

Year Two: Spring (17 units)

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 304L)
Calculus II (MATH 181)
Old Testament Survey (OT 201C)
Speech Composition & Presentation (COMM 201C)
Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 305/L)
Introduction to Spectroscopy (CHEM 308)
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 252/L)
Chemical Literature (CHEM 310)
Multivariable Calculus (MATH 281)

Year Three: Fall (15 units)

Year Three: Spring (12+4 units)

Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics (CHEM 456)
Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 4xx/L)
World Civilization I (HIST 203C) or World Civilization II (HIST 204C)
General Psychology (PSYC 103C) or Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 100C)
Fine Arts Requirement
Physical Chemistry: Kinetics & Stat. Mech. (CHEM 457)
Physical Chemistry Techniques (CHEM 456L)
Developing a Christian World View (THEO 300C)
U.S. History (HIST 156C) or U.S. Government (POLS 155C)
Lifetime Fitness Lecture/Activity (KINE 145C/146C)
Undergraduate Research (CHEM 485)
**Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics (CHEM 458)**

Year Four: Fall (14 units)

Year Four: Spring (12 units)

Biochemistry (CHEM 430)
Experimental Techniques in Biochemistry (CHEM 430L)
Mechanics & Heat (PSCI223/L)
Differential Equations (MATH 310)
Literary Perspectives (ENGL 300C)
Advanced Biochemistry (CHEM 435)
Electricity, Magnetism & Light (PSCI 225/L)
Capstone Seminar in Chemistry (CHEM 499C)
Christian Heritage (CHIS 400C)

* Math Placement test required during Welcome Week; Chemistry Placement Test to be completed online before the start of class. If unable to enter CHEM 120, then CHEM 112/L should be taken and CHEM 120 will be taken in the Spring with CHEM 121 taken in the Summer of First Year; if unable to enter MATH 170, then College Algebra and Trigonometry will be needed before taking MATH 170 (possibly need to be taken as JC or in spring). A core course may be substituted if MATH 170 is unnecessary.

** Only offered in summer.

Note:  Those courses listed in italics are one of several alternatives; see the VUSC University Catalog: Chemistry Major Requirements for details.  Also note that 3 additional elective units must be taken to qualify for graduation.