Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Chemical Physics. 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 103 or MATH 104 prior to freshman year, fall semester.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
MATH 125 or 145 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)4Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3MATH 126 or 146 (Major Pre-requisite)4
CHEM 170, 130, or 190 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)15CHEM 175, 135, or 195 (Major Requirement) 5
CHEM 180 (Major Requirement)20.5 
 15.5 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
5Goal 3 Social Science3
MATH 127 or 147 (Major Pre-requisite)4PHSX 212
PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4
MATH 290 or 291 (Major Pre-requisite)2MATH 220 or 320 (Major Pre-requisite) 3
CHEM 330 or 380 (Major Requirement)3CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)3
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)2
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humantities3CHEM 535 (Major Requirement)23
CHEM 201 (Major Requirement)21CHEM 537 (Physical Chemistry Laboratory)23
CHEM 530 (Major Requirement)24CHEM 66023
CHEM 620 (Major Requirement)23CHEM 66122
CHEM 621 (Major Requirement)22Chemical Physics Required Elective Group I (Major Requirement, 2 crs req)33
Chemical Physics Required Elective Group I (Major Requirement, 2 crs req)33CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)1-6
 16 15-20
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
BIOL 600 or 636 (Major Pre-requisite) 3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)20.5CHEM 635 (Major Requirement)22
CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)2CHEM 636 (Major Requirement)23
Chemical Physics Reqired Elective Group II (Major Requirement, 2 crs req)33CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)2
Elective (Total Hours)1Chemical Physics Required Elective Group II (Major Requirement, 2 crs req)33
 12.5 16
Total Hours: 121-126
1

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

2

CHEM 180, CHEM 201, CHEM 530, CHEM 620, CHEM 621, CHEM 695 are Fall only courses. CHEM 535, CHEM 537, CHEM 635, CHEM 636, CHEM 660, CHEM 661 are Spring only courses.

3

A list of courses that fulfill Group I and Group II can be found on the degree requirements tab of the catalog.

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.

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