Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Chemistry with a Biological Chemistry option. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)1||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)||3|
|MATH 115 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)||3||MATH 116 (Major Pre-requisite)||3|
|CHEM 170, 130, or 190 (BA Quantitative Reasoning, Major Requirement)2||5||CHEM 175, 135, or 195 (Major Requirement)||5|
|First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)||3||BIOL 150 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|CHEM 180 (Major Requirement)5||0.5|
|1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5||2nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5|
|PHSX 114 (Major Pre-requisite)||4||Goal 2.2 COMS 130 or other approved course||3|
|CHEM 201 (Major Course)5||1||PHSX 115 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|CHEM 330 or 380 (Major Requirement)||3||CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)||3|
|CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)||2||CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)||2|
|3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||3||4th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)||3-5|
|Goal 3 Social Science||3||Goal 3 Humanities||3|
|CHEM 520 (Biological Physical Chemistry and Lab (Major Requirement))3||5||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3|
|BIOL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)4||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3||Electives 300+||3|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||BIOL 638 (Major Requirement)5||3|
|CHEM 620 (Major Requirement)5||3||CHEM 6355,6||2|
|CHEM 621 (Major Requirement)5||2||CHEM 636 or 698 (Major Requirement)5, 6||3|
|CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)5||0.5||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|BIOL 636 (Major Requirement)5||4||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Total Hours: 126-128|
The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course.
Choose from a list of electives approved to count for the Biological Chemistry elective requirement. See the degree requirements tab for a list of courses.
A Goal 6 course is required to fulfill the KU Core. Students can elect to enroll in 3 hours of research or CHEM 636, Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab to fulfill the Capstone, Goal 6 requirement. Those students that elect CHEM 636 must also take CHEM 635 Instrumental Methods of Analysis as the co-requisite.
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.
The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.