Year Fall Winter Spring
1 CH 231 & 271
MTH 112 a
(BI 211) b
CH 220 C
CH 232 & 272
MTH 251
(BI 212 b,d)

CH 233 & 273
MTH 252
(BI 213 b)

2 CH 334
CH 361
MTH 254
PH 211 & 221
CH 335
CH 362
MTH 253 or MTH 306
PH 212 & 222
CH 336
PH 213 & 223
(BI 314 b)
3 CH 440
CH 421
CH 461e
BB 490
CH 441
CH 422
BB 491
CH 442
CH 463 e
BB 492
4 CH 411
BB 493
(BB 497) f
CSE
BB 494
(BB 496) f
CSE
BB 495 f

a MTH 112 can be taken to prepare for MTH 251 if the score on ALEKS Math Placement test is 59% or less. MTH 112 is not a required course for the chemistry degree.

b BI 314 is recommended as an elective to be taken before BB lecture series and it counts as a Career Support Elective (CSE). While BI 211, 212 and 213 are not requirements for the Advanced Biochemistry option in Chemistry, they are enforced prerequisites for BI 314 (beginning Spring 2007). BI 211, 212 and 213 can be taken in any order.

c Chemistry Majors are strongly encouraged to take the chemistry major's orientation course, "Careers in Chemistry", Fall term. This is a 1 credit course and graded P/N.

d Recommended as the Bacc Core biological science with lab course.

e CH 462 (Winter) or CH 464 (Fall) my be substituted as long as once additional WIC course is taken (CH 462 or CH 463 or CH 464).

f As of Spring 2009, BB 495 is no longer offered and we are substituting BB 497 (1 Credit / Fall) plus BB 496 (1 Credit / Winter). As of Fall 2015 BB 493/497 is only offered Fall term and BB 494/496 is only offered Winter term.


Career Supportive Elective courses (CSE) are decided in your Junior year. You will consult with your chemistry adviser for the courses that best meet your track choice. You are required to take at least 6 CSE credits for graduation. They can be taken any term as scheduled.

While the order of the courses above is suggested, many of the prerequisites, chemistry and biochemistry courses are only taught one term per year. Because of this, it is critical that you consider this when planning out your academic schedule.

Baccalaureate Core courses are not shown on the chart above.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the Advanced Chemistry option