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Departmental Requirements for Chemistry Majors

Sequence of Courses for Chemistry Majors Leading to Graduate Studies in Chemistry
ACS-Certified B.S. Degree in Chemistry

Freshman

General Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM1311

General Chemistry I: CHEM 1321

General Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 1331

Calculus 1: MATH 1206

Philosophy of Human Nature: PHYS1000

Composition and Rhetoric: ENGL1100

Understanding Historical Change

General Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM1312

General Chemistry II: CHEM 1322

General Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 1332

Calculus 2: MATH 1207

Faith and Critical Reason

Texts and Contexts

Fine Arts

Sophomore

Organic Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 2511

Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 2521

Organic Lab I for Chem Majors: CHEM 2531

Physics I: PHYS 1701

Physics I Lab: PHYS 1511

Philosophical Ethics

*Elective

Elective

Organic Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 2512

Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 2522

Organic Lab II for Chem Majors: CHEM 2532

Physics II: PHYS 1702

Physics II Lab: PHYS 1512

Sacred Texts and Traditions

Social Science

Elective

Junior

Physical Chemistry I: CHEM 3621*

Physical Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 3631

Quantitative Analysis: CHEM 3721

Methods of Chemical Research: CHEM 3141

Elective

**Seminar & Research 1: CHEM 3031

Physical Chemistry II: CHEM 3622*

Physical Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 3632

Instrumental Analysis: CHEM 3722

Advanced Disciplinary Course

Elective

**Seminar & Research 2: CHEM 3032

Senior

Biochemistry I: CHEM 4221

Chemistry Elective (required)

Biochemistry Lab: CHEM 4231

Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 4422

Chemistry Elective (suggested) or Elective

Elective

Inorganic Chemistry Lab: CHEM 4432

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Elective

**Seminar & Research 3: CHEM 4031

Senior Values Seminar

**Seminar & Research 4: CHEM 4032

 


Sequence of Courses for Chemistry Majors
ACS-Certified B.S. Degree in Chemistry: Biochemistry Option

Freshman

General Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 1311

General Chemistry I: CHEM 1321

General Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 1331

Introductory Biology I: BISC 1403

Introductory Biology Lab I: BISC 1413

Calculus 1: MATH 1206

Composition and Rhetoric: ENGL1100

General Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 1312

General Chemistry II: CHEM 1322

General Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 1332

Introductory Biology II: BISC 1404

Introductory Biology Lab II: BISC 1414

Calculus 2: MATH 1207

Philosophy of Human Nature: PHIL1000

Understanding Historical Change

Sophomore

Organic Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 2511

Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 2521

Organic Lab I for Chem Majors: CHEM 2531

Physics I: PHYS 1701

Physics ILab: PHYS 1511

Faith and Critical Reason

Fine Arts

Philosophical Ethics

Organic Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 2512

Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 2522

Organic Lab II for Chem Majors: CHEM 2532

Physics II: PHYS 1702

Physics II Lab: PHYS 1512

Social Science

Texts and Contexts

Sacred Texts and Traditions

Junior

Physical Chemistry I: CHEM 3621*

Physical Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 3631

Quantitative Analysis: CHEM 3721

Methods of Chemical Research: CHEM 3141

Elective

**Seminar & Research 1: CHEM3031

Physical Chemistry II: CHEM 3622*

Physical Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 3632

Instrumental Analysis: CHEM 3722

Advanced Disciplinary Course

Elective

**Seminar & Research 2: CHEM3032

Senior

Biochemistry I: CHEM 4221

Biochemistry Lab: CHEM 4231

Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 4422

Inorganic Chemistry Lab: CHEM 4432

Senior Values Seminar

Elective

**Seminar & Research 3: CHEM 4031

Biochemistry II: CHEM 4222

CHEM Dept. Biochemistry Elective (required)

Elective

Elective

**Seminar & Research 4: CHEM 4032

 

Sequence of Courses for CHEM Majors Leading to Health-Related Careers
(Pre-Med)-
B.S. Degree in Chemistry (not ACS-certified)

Freshman

General Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 1311

General Chemistry I: CHEM 1321

General Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 1331

Introductory Biology I: BISC 1403

Introductory Biology Lab I: BISC 1413

Calculus 1: MATH 1206

Composition and Rhetoric: ENGL1100

General Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 1312

General Chemistry II: CHEM 1322

General Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 1332

Introductory Biology II: BISC 1404

Introductory Biology Lab II: BISC 1414

Calculus 2: MATH 1207

Philosophy of Human Nature: PHIL1000

Understanding Historical Change

Sophomore

Organic Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 2511

Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 2521

Organic Lab I for Chem Majors: CHEM 2531

Physics I: PHYS 1701

Physics I Lab: PHYS 1511

Faith and Critical Reason

Fine Arts

Philosophical Ethics

Organic Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 2512

Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 2522

Organic Lab II for Chem Majors: CHEM 2532

Physics II: PHYS 1702

Physics II Lab: PHYS 1512

§Psychology: PSYC 1200

Texts and Contexts

Sacred Texts and Traditions

Junior

Physical Chemistry I: CHEM 3621*

Physical Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 3631

Quantitative Analysis: CHEM 3721

Methods of Chemical Research: CHEM 3141

Elective

**Seminar & Research 1: CHEM3031

Physical Chemistry II: CHEM 3622*

Physical Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 3632

Instrumental Analysis: CHEM 3722

Advanced Disciplinary Course

§Sociology: SOCI 1100

**Seminar & Research 2: CHEM3032

Senior

Biochemistry I: CHEM 4221

Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 4422

Senior Values Seminar

Elective

**Seminar & Research 3: CHEM 4031

§Statistics: MATH 1205

Elective

Elective

Elective

**Seminar & Research 4: CHEM 4032

 

Sequence of Courses for Chemistry Majors Leading to a B.S. in Chemistry
from Fordham University
and a  B.S. Degree in Engineering from either
Columbia University
or Case Western Reserve University

Freshman

General Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM1311

General Chemistry I: CHEM 1321

General Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 1331

Calculus 1: MATH 1206

Philosophy of Human Nature: PHYS1000

Composition and Rhetoric: ENGL1100

Understanding Historical Change

General Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM1312

General Chemistry II: CHEM 1322

General Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 1332

Calculus 2: MATH 1207

Computer Science I: CISC 1600

Computer Science I Lab: CISC 1610

Faith and Critical Reason

Texts and Contexts

Sophomore

Organic Chemistry I Recitation: CHEM 2511

Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 2521

Organic Lab I for Chem Majors: CHEM 2531

Physics I: PHYS 1701

Physics I Lab: PHYS 1511

Multivariable Calculus I: MATH 2004

Philosophical Ethics

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Organic Chemistry II Recitation: CHEM 2512

Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 2522

Organic Lab II for Chem Majors: CHEM 2532

Physics II: PHYS 1702

Physics II Lab: PHYS 1512

Multivariable Calculus II: MATH 2005

Sacred Texts and Traditions

Social Science (either ECON 1100 or ECON 1200)

Junior

Physical Chemistry I: CHEM 3621

Physical Chemistry Lab I: CHEM 3631

Quantitative Analysis: CHEM 3721

Methods of Chemical Research: CHEM 3141 (or another EP3 if scheduling is a problem)

Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 4422

Elective

Physical Chemistry II: CHEM 3622

Physical Chemistry Lab II: CHEM 3632

Instrumental Analysis: CHEM 3722

Differential Equations: MATH 3002

Fine Arts

Elective


These schedules assume the American Pluralism and the Global Studies core curriculum requirements are filled through existing core courses.

*Multivariable Calculus is recommended.

**The Seminar and Research course is taken in addition to the standard four course sequence in the Junior and Senior Year.

§PSYC 1200, SOCI 1100 and a course in statistics are part of the pre-health professions curriculum.