Four Year Planning Guides

The following four-year plans are based on the requirements listed for the Chemistry degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin. While every effort was made to reflect the requirements from the bulletin accurately in these plans, students must use the bulletin to check to make sure their plan will include all the requirements for their degree. To find the bulletin for the year you matriculated (the year you started at IU), go to http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

For students entering Summer 2013 or later

This is only one of several possible routes to complete the Chemistry B.A. Consult with your academic advisor to plan the best series of courses to meet your academic and professional goals. This is not an official record of the requirements for the Chemistry B.A. degree; refer to the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for the official record of degree requirements.

 Year 1 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (16 Cr.)

CHEM-C117 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C127 (2 cr.)
MATH-M119 (3 cr.)
English Composition1 or CAPP Course2 (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

CHEM-C341 (3 cr.)
English Composition or CAPP Course (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)
Public Oral Communication (3 cr.)
Elective Course3 (3 cr.)

Year 2 Fall (14 cr.) Spring (16 Cr.)

CHEM-C342 (3 cr.)
PHYS-P201 (5 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course4 (3 cr.)

CHEM-C343 (2 cr.)
PHYS-P202 (5 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Course (3 cr.)

Year 3 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (14 Cr.)

CHEM-C360 (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (6 cr.)

CHEM-N330 (Recommended as elective) (5 cr.)
Intensive Writing (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (3 cr.)

Year 4 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (15 Cr.)

Chemistry Elective (3 cr.)
Chemistry Elective (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (6 cr.)

Chemistry Elective (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (9 cr.)


1 ENG-W131 or ENG-W170 recommended.
2 A CAPP course that also carries Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H) credit is recommended.
3 Courses may fulfill requirements of a minor or additional major.
4 In Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H).  By cross-referencing the A&H and S&H course listings with the Culture Studies listings, students are able to fulfill both of their required Culture Studies courses via completion of the A&H and S&H requirements.



Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

For students entering Summer 2013 or later

This is only one of several possible routes to complete the Chemistry B.S. Consult with your academic advisor to plan the best series of courses to meet your academic and professional goals. This is not an official record of the requirements for the Chemistry B.S. degree; refer to the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for the official record of degree requirements.

 Year 1 Fall (16 cr.) Spring (14 Cr.)

CHEM-C117 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C127 (2 cr.)
MATH-M211 (4 cr.)
English Composition1 or CAPP Course2 (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

CHEM-C341 (3 cr.)
MATH-M212 (4 cr.)
English Composition or CAPP Course (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

Year 2 Fall (16 cr.) Spring (15 Cr.)

CHEM-C342 (3 cr.)
CHEM-S343 (2 cr.)
BIOL-L112 (3 cr.)
PHYS-P221 (5 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)

CHEM-N330 (5 cr.)
CHEM-C317 (2 cr.)
PHYS-P222 (5 cr.)
Public Oral Communication (3 cr.)

Year 3 Fall (14-15 cr.) Spring (14 Cr.)

CHEM-C361 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C318 (2 cr.)
Upper-Level Math Course3 (3-4 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course4 (3 cr.)
Intensive Writing (3 cr.)

CHEM-C362 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C483 or CHEM-C484 (3 cr.)
Chemistry Lab Elective (2 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Course (3 cr.)

Year 4 Fall (14 cr.) Spring (16 Cr.)

CHEM-A315 (2 cr.)
2 400-Level Chemistry Lecture Electives (3 cr. each)
Elective Courses (6 cr.)

CHEM-P364 (2 cr.)
Chemistry Lab Elective (2 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (9 cr.)


1 ENG-W131 or ENG-W170 recommended.
2 A CAPP course that also carries Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H) credit is recommended.
3 MATH-M303, MATH-M311, or MATH-M343.
4 In Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H).  By cross-referencing the A&H and S&H course listings with the World Cultures listings, students are able to fulfill both of the World Culture courses via completion of the A&H and S&H requirements.



Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

For students entering Summer 2013 or later

This is only one of several possible routes to complete the Biochemistry B.A. Consult with your academic advisor to plan the best series of courses to meet your academic and professional goals. This is not an official record of the requirements for the Biochemistry B.A. degree; refer to the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for the official record of degree requirements

 Year 1 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (16 Cr.)

CHEM-C117 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C127 (2 cr.)
MATH-M119 (3 cr.)
English Composition1 or CAPP Course2 (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

CHEM-C341 (3 cr.)
BIOL-L112 (3 cr.)
English Composition OR CAPP Course (3 cr.)
Public Oral Communication (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

Year 2 Fall (14 cr.) Spring (14-16 Cr.)

CHEM-C342 (3 cr.)
PHYS-P201 (5 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course3 (3 cr.)

CHEM-C343 (2 cr.) or CHEM-A314 and A316 (4 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses4 (6 cr.)

Year 3 Fall (15-17 cr.) Spring (15 Cr.)

CHEM-C484 (3 cr.)
CHEM-N330 (5 cr.) or other (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (6 cr.)

CHEM-B486 (3 cr.)
Intensive Writing (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (include Chemistry Elective if needed) (6 cr.)

Year 4 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (15-16 Cr.)

CHEM-C485 (3 cr.)
Chemistry Elective (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Course (3 cr.)

CHEM-C487 (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (9-10 cr.)


1 ENG-W131 or ENG-W170 recommended.
2 A CAPP Course that also carries Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H) credit is recommended.
3 In Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H).  By cross-referencing the A&H and S&H course listings with the Culture Studies listings, students are able to fulfill both of their required Culture Studies courses via completion of the A&H and S&H requirements.
4 Courses may fulfill requirements of a minor or additional major.




Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

For students entering Summer 2013 or later

This is only one of several possible routes to complete the Biochemistry B.S. Consult with your academic advisor to plan the best series of courses to meet your academic and professional goals. This is not an official record of the requirements for the Biochemistry B.S. degree; refer to the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin for the official record of degree requirements.

 Year 1 Fall (16 cr.) Spring (17 Cr.)

CHEM-C117 (5 cr.)
MATH-M211 (4 cr.)
English Composition1 or CAPP Course2 (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

CHEM-C341 (3 cr.)
MATH-M212 (4 cr.)
BIOL-L112 (3 cr.)
English Composition OR CAPP Course (3 cr.)
Foreign Language (4 cr.)

Year 2 Fall (16 cr.) Spring (15 Cr.)

CHEM-C342 (3 cr.)
CHEM-S343 (2 cr.)
BIOL-L211 (3 cr.)
PHYS-P221 (5 cr.)
Foreign Language (3 cr.)

CHEM-C484 (3 cr.)
CHEM-A314 (2 cr.)
CHEM-A316 (2 cr.)
PHYS-P222 (5 cr.)
Public Oral Communication (3 cr.)

Year 3 Fall (15-17 cr.) Spring (12-14 Cr.)

CHEM-C485 (3 cr.)
CHEM-N330 (5 cr.) or other Lect/Lab elect (3 cr.)
Upper-Level Biology Lecture3 (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course4 (3 cr.)
Elective Course (3 cr.)

CHEM-B486 (3 cr.)
CHEM-C487 (3 cr.)
Intensive Writing (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (0-2 cr.)

Year 4 Fall (15 cr.) Spring (14-15 Cr.)

CHEM-C361 (3 cr.)
Major Lecture/Lab Elective (3 cr.)
Gen Ed/CASE Course (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (6 cr.)

CHEM-C362 or CHEM-C481 (3 cr.)
Major Lecture/Lab Elective (2-3 cr.)
Elective Courses (9 cr.)


1 ENG-W131 or ENG-W170 recommended.
2 A CAPP course that also carries Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H) credit is recommended.
3 BIOL-L311, BIOL-L312, or BIOL-M250 and –M255.  BIOL-M430 may also be taken to fulfill this requirement, but this course is normally only offered in the spring.
4 In Arts and Humanities (A&H) or Social and Historical Studies (S&H).  By cross-referencing the A&H and S&H course listings with the World Cultures listings, students are able to fulfill both of the World Culture courses via completion of the A&H and S&H requirements.