BA in Chemistry with concentration in Biological Chemistry
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 Written Communication/BA Writing I)1||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)1||3|
|MATH 115 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)||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 or Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours8||3|
|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; Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)||4||Goal 2.2 Oral Communication (COMS 130 or other approved course)||3|
|CHEM 201 (Major Requirement)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, unless req for mjr (BA Second Language)9||3|
|Goal 3 Social Science||3||Goal 3 Arts and Humanities||3|
|CHEM 520 (Major Requirement)3||5||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3|
|BIOL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours8||3|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||BIOL 638 (Major Requirement)5||4|
|CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)5||0.5||CHEM 6355,6||2|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours8||3||CHEM 636 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity)5,6||3|
|CHEM 400 (Major Requirement)5||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours8||3|
|CHEM 401 (Major Requirement)5||2||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours8||3|
|Total Hours 120|
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. Goal 6 may also be satisfied by 3 hours of CHEM 698. Those students that elect CHEM 636 must also take CHEM 635 Instrumental Methods of Analysis as the co-requisite.
Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours. Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.
For students completing the language requirement via the 3+1 language option, note that many first semester languages are 5 credit hours.
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.