Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 56

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
MATH 199 Pre-Calculus 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
 Units15
Second Semester
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Third Semester
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
5
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I
4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 233
CHEM 234
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
or General Physics with Calculus III
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
CHEM 321
CHEM 322
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
5
CHEM 335
CHEM 336
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 3
5
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I
or General Biochemistry
3
CHEM 390GW Contemporary Chemistry and Biochemistry Research - GWAR 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CHEM 300 General Physical Chemistry I 5 3
CHEM 325 Inorganic Chemistry 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Advanced Laboratory Electives 7 3-4
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 6
 Units12-13
 Total Units120-121
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

CHEM 338 may be substituted for CHEM 336.

4

Complementary Studies
Students in the BA chemistry program will satisfy the Complementary Studies Requirement with the completion of courses in physics and mathematics that are required in the major.
Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units. 

5

CHEM 351 may be substituted for CHEM 300 and CHEM 353 may be substituted for CHEM 301 if prerequisites for CHEM 351 and CHEM 353 are met.

6

CHEM 699 and CHEM 470 may not both be used to fulfill the elective requirements. Enrollment by petition only.

7

Advanced Laboratory Electives
CHEM 327 Practical GC and HPLC (4 units)
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (3 units)
CHEM 370 Computer Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 420 Environmental Analysis (3 units)
CHEM 422 Instrumental Analysis (4 units)
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 470 Research (3 units)
CHEM 699 Independent Study (1-6 units)