BA in Chemistry
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|
|CHEM 400 (Major Requirement)4||3||4th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)||3|
|CHEM 401 (Major Requirement)4||2||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3|
|3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|Goal 3 Humanities||3||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Goal 3 Social Science||3||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||3|
|CHEM 520 (Major Requirement)4||5||CHEM 6353, 4||2|
|CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)4||0.5||CHEM 6363, 4||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|
|CHEM 698||2||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||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.
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.
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.