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Natural Science Majors

The Natural Science major offers concentrations in Natural Science or Natural Science/Secondary Education.  Some Natural Science major are also pre-health care profession students as well. The following tables show suggested courses and the semester in which most students take the course.  

Not all Natural Science majors need to start taking chemistry courses in the Fall semester of their first year.  It may even be to your advantage to start taking chemistry courses either in the Spring of your first year (we have offset section of courses in each semester) or in the Fall of your second year.  Go to the following link for our recommendations on when to start.

For student taking a concentration in the Natural Sciences or Natural Sciences/Secondary Education, and planning to take a total of two courses in Chemistry:

Year

Fall (generally) or Spring

Spring

1

OR

2

CHEM 125: intro Chem Struct/Prop (4)
and
CHEM 201: Purification/Struct Lab 1 (0,1)

CHEM 250: Rx Nucleo/Elect 1 (4) AND
CHEM 202: Purif/Chroma Lab 2 (0,1)
(only if take CHEM 250)
or
CHEM 255: Fund Macro Chem Analy(4)
 AND
CHEM 205: Measurement Lab (0,1)

 

For students taking a concentration in the Natural Sciences or Natural Sciences/Secondary Education, and interested in biology and chemistry (and planning to take more than two courses in Chemistry: 

Year

Fall

Spring

1

CHEM 125: intro Chem Struct/Prop (4)

CHEM 250: Rx Nucleo/Elect 1 (4)

CHEM 201: Purification/Struct Lab 1 (0,1)

CHEM 202: Purif/Chroma Lab 2 (0,1)

2

CHEM 251: Rx Nucleophile/Elect II (4)

CHEM 255: Fund Macro Chem Analy(4)
AND
CHEM 205: Measurement Lab (0,1)

  

Students seeking Chemistry 9-12 Licensure should take a total of 28-32 credits in Chemistry as specified below: 

  • CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structure and Properties (4) and CHEM 201 (lab, 0 or 1)
  • CHEM 250 Reactions of Nucelophiles and Electrophiles I (4) and CHEM 202 (lab, 0 or 1)
  • CHEM 251 Intermediate Reactions of Nucelophiles and Electrophiles (4) and CHEM 203 (lab, 0 or 1)
  • CHEM 255: Fundamentals of  Macroscopic  Chemical Analysis (4)  and CHEM 205: Measurement Lab (0,1)
  • CHEM 315 Advanced Reactions (4)
  • CHEM 318: Fundamentals of Macroscopic Chemical Analysis (4)
  • 4 additional credits in chemistry