BS in Chemistry with concentration in Biological Chemistry

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Biological 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 Social Science3PHSX 212
PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4
PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
5CHEM 250 (Major Requirement)3
MATH 127 or 147 (Major Pre-requisite)4CHEM 335 or 385 (Major Requirement)3
CHEM 330 or 380 (Major Requirement)3CHEM 336 (Major Requirement)2
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2Elective3
 17 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3CHEM 535 (Major Requirement)23
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3CHEM 537 (Physical Chemistry Laboratory)23
CHEM 201 (Major Requirement)21BIOL 350, 400, or 416 (Major Requirement)4
CHEM 400 (Major Requirement)23Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
CHEM 401 (Major Requirement)22 
CHEM 530 (Major Requirement)24 
 16 13
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 695 (Major Requirement)20.5CHEM 635 (Major Requirement)22
CHEM 6981-2CHEM 636 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity option)2, 33
CHEM 660 (Major Requirment )23CHEM 661 (Major Requirement)22
BIOL 636 (Major Requirement) 4CHEM 698 or 699 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity option)2
BIOL 637 (Major Requirement)2BIOL 638 (Major Requirement)4
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3300 + Elective2
 13.5-14.5 15
Total Hours 120-121

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.