This page serves as a general suggestion for students looking to complete their Materials Science Option degree within four years. We always recommend working with your adviser to find the best academic plan for you.

Freshman Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 231 (or 231H) & 271, 232 (or 232H) & 272, 233 (or 233H) & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 220 b Careers in Chemistry (1)b
MTH 112 c
Elementary Functions (4) c
MTH 251, 252 Calculus (8)
WR 121(or 121H) Writing I (Bacc Core) (3)
COMM 111(or 111H) OR COMM 114(or 114H) OR COMM 211 OR COMM 218 Speech (Bacc Core) (3)
HHS 231 and PAC or HHS Lab Fitness (Bacc Core) (3)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspectives (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (5)
Sophomore Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I (4)
PH 211 & 221, 212 & 222, 213 & 223 General Physics (15)
MTH 256 Applied Differential Equations (4)
Writing II (Options here) Writing II (Bacc Core) (3)
Skills or Perspective Course (Options here) Perspectives (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (1)
Junior Year (45 Total Credits)
BIOE 451 Biomaterials (4)
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 and 461 d Quantitative Analysis (4) or Analytical Chemistry (9)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
CH 462 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry (3)
CHE 445 Polymer Engineering & Science (4)
ENGR 211 Statics (3)
MATS 321 Intro to Materials Science (4)
ENGR 213 Strength of Materials (3)
Perspective or DPD Course (Options Here) Perspective or DPD (Bacc Core) (6)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (3)
Senior Year (45 Total Credits)
CH 411, 412 d
Inorganic Chemistry (6) d
Select one of the following:
CH 445 Physical Chemistry of Materials (3)
CH 448 Surface Chemistry (3)
CH 413 Solid State Chemistry (3)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspective (3)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (3)
Materials Science Electives (More info here) Forensic Science Electives (9-11)
Electives General Electives (19-21)

BI 211 is not a requirement for the Environmental Chemistry option but it is an enforced pre-requisite for BI 314 (beginning Spring 2007). BI 211, 212, & 213 can be taken in any order. BI 211 can also apply as an Environmental Chemistry elective.
First Year Orientation for chemistry majors strongly recommended (1 cr. P/N)
c MTH 112 is not a required course for the BS chemistry degree.
d The analytical chemistry of combination of CH 421 (Fall), CH 422 (Winter), and CH 461 (Fall) is recommended for the strongest background in analytical chemistry and should be taken the third year. With this option, only one inorganic chemistry course is required (either CH 411 or CH 412) so that this option adds only 2 credit hours to the total.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the forensic science option