Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the standard BA in Chemistry. 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||Goal 2.2 COMS 130 or other approved course||3|
|CHEM 170, 130, or 190 (BA Quantitative Reasoning, Major Requirement)2||5||MATH 116 (Major Pre-requisite)||3|
|First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)||3||CHEM 175, 135, or 195 (Major Requirement)||5|
|CHEM 180 (Major Requirement)4||0.5|
|1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5||2nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5|
|PHSX 114 (Major Pre-requisite)||4||PHSX 115 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|CHEM 201 (Major Course)4||1||CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)||3|
|CHEM 330 or 380 (Major Requirement)||3||CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)||2|
|CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)||2||Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||3|
|3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||3||4th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)||3|
|Goal 3 Humanities||3||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3|
|Goal 3 Social Science||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|CHEM 520 (Biological Physical Chemistry and Laboratory (Major Requirement))4||5||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||3||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|CHEM 620 (Major Requirement)4||3||CHEM 6353, 4||2|
|CHEM 621 (Major Requirement)4||2||CHEM 636 or 6983, 4||3|
|CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)4||0.5||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||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|
|Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Total Hours: 121|
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.
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.