Chemistry B.S.

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements66-65
Total Units120-117

Chemistry Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Chemistry Core Courses
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM-252
252L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chem Techniques
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
Upper Division Chemistry Core Courses
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
CHEM-305
305L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
4
CHEM-430
430L
Biochemistry
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
4
CHEM-440
440L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM-456
456L
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
and Physical Chemistry Technique Lab
4
CHEM-457Physical Chemistry: Kinetics2
CHEM-458Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics2
CHEM-485Undergraduate Research2
CHEM-499CChemistry Capstone Seminar2
Upper Division Chemistry Electives
Select one course from the following:3
Advanced Biochemistry
Special Topic:
And select two courses from the following:6-7
Computer Programming
Multivariable Calculus
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Analysis
Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Total Units65-66

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
 Units16
Year 1 Term 2
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
 Units18
Year 2 Term 1
PSCI-223C Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 3
PSCI-223CL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab 1
MATH-281 Multivariable Calculus 4
CHEM-252 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM-252L Analytical Chem Techniques 1
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
 Units16
Year 2 Term 2
PSCI-225 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PSCI-225L Electricity and Magnetsm Lab 1
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM-305L Organic Chemistry Technqs II 1
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
 Units15
Year 3 Term 1
CHEM-456 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 2
CHEM-440 Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM-440L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
 Units16
Year 3 Term 2
CHEM-456L Physical Chemistry Technique Lab 1-2
CHEM-457 Physical Chemistry: Kinetics 2
CHEM-458 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics 2
CHEM-485 Undergraduate Research 1-4
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units13-17
Year 4 Term 1
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
CHEM-430 Biochemistry 3
CHEM-430L Experimental Tech/Biochemistry 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
 Units13
Year 4 Term 2
CHEM-499C Chemistry Capstone Seminar 2
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units12
 Total Units119-123