Below is a sample 4-year plan for the American Chemical Society Certified BS degree in 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 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
Goal 3 Humanities3PHSX 212
PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4
PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
5BIOL 150 (Needed for enrollment in BIOL 600) 4
MATH 127 or 147 (Major Pre-requisite)4CHEM 250 (Major Requirement)3
CHEM 330 or 380 (Major Requirement)3CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)3
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)2
 17 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
BIOL 600 or 636 (Major Requirement) 3CHEM 535 (Major Requirement)23
CHEM 201 (Major Requirement)21CHEM 537 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (Major Requirement) 23
CHEM 530 (Major Requirement)24CHEM 660 (Major Requirement)23
CHEM 620 (Major Requirement)23CHEM 661 (Major Requirement)22
CHEM 621 (Major Requirement)22CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)1-6
CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)1-6 
 17-22 15-20
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)20.5CHEM 635 (Major Requirement) 22
CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)1-6CHEM 636 (Major Requirement) 23
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity) (Recommended)1-6
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Elective # 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective # 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 Elective (Total Hours)2
 10.5-15.5 14-19
Total Hours: 120-140
1

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

2

CHEM 180, CHEM 201, CHEM 530, CHEM 620, CHEM 621CHEM 695, are Fall only courses. CHEM 250, CHEM 535, CHEM 537, CHEM 635, CHEM 636, CHEM 660, CHEM 661 are Spring only courses.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 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.