Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Chemistry with a concentration in Environmental Chemistry. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

This degree plan assumes students will have the equivalent of MATH 101 or MATH 104, prior to freshman year, fall semester.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 115, 121, or 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3-5MATH 116, 122, or 126 (Major Pre-requisite)3-5
CHEM 170, 130, or 190 (BA Quantitative Reasoning, Major Requirement)25CHEM 175, 135, or 195 (Major Requirement)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 COMS 130 or other approved course3
CHEM 180 (Major Requirement)40.5 
 14.5-16.5 14-16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
PHSX 114 (Major Pre-requisite), or4Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3
 PHSX 115 (Major Pre-requisite), or4
CHEM 2011 
CHEM 330, 310, or 380 (Major Requirement)3CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)3
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)2
 15 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness 3
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity and Cultural Awareness Course3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
CHEM 510 (Major Requirement), or43CHEM 511 (Major Requirement), or42
  
Option I or II Group Course (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 14-16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 620 (Major Requirement)43CHEM 635 (Major Requirement)42
CHEM 621 (Major Requirement)42CHEM 636 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)42
CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)40.5Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Option I or II Group Course (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 14.5 16
Total Hours: 120-126
1

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. 

2

CHEM 170 requires eligibility for MATH 115 in order to enroll.

3

The Environmental Chemistry concentration requires 6 hours of electives chosen from a list of courses from either Group I or Group II. See the degree requirements tab for a list of courses for each group.

4

CHEM 180, CHEM 695, CHEM 510, CHEM 530, CHEM 620, CHEM 621 are Fall only courses. CHEM 511, CHEM 531, CHEM 635, CHEM 636 are Spring only courses

Please note:

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, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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.