Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major = 72

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of ChemistryMajor Lower Division requirement: General Chemistry I (placement test or CHEM 100) 5
ENG 114
First Year Composition (Written English Communication I A2)2
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Area B: Quantitative Reasoning B4) 4
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts 3
CHEM 216 General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts 2
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English (Area A: Written English Communication II A4 or Written English Communication I A2)
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
PHYS 220 General Physics with Calculus I 3
PHYS 222 General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory 1
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
 Units19
Third Semester
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I (Area B: Physical Science B1 and Laboratory Science B3) 3
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2
PHYS 230 General Physics with Calculus II 3
PHYS 232 General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory 1
Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already complete or SF State Studies or University Elective 4
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 3 3
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
CHEM 321 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 3
CHEM 322 Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory 2
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
CHEM 251 Mathematics and Physics for Chemistry 4 3
CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3
CHEM 325 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 5 2
CHEM 390GW Contemporary Chemistry and Biochemistry Research - GWAR 3
CHEM 353 Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
 Units14
Seventh Semester
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry Laboratory 5 2
Upper Division Major Elective (Select 9 Units Total) 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 2
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD-C(Consider SF Studies Course) 3
 Units13
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Major Elective (Select 9 Units Total) Take 2 6-8
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD-B(Consider SF Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3-6
 Units12-17
 Total Units120-125

Major Electives

CHEM 327Practical GC and HPLC4
CHEM 341Biochemistry II3
CHEM 343Biochemistry I Laboratory3
CHEM 370Computer Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry3
CHEM 420Environmental Analysis3
CHEM 422Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 433Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 443Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory4
CHEM 470Research3
CHEM 640Advanced Topics in Biochemistry3
CHEM 645Research Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry3
CHEM 680Chemical Oceanography3
CHEM 699Independent Study1-6
1

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

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

PHYS 240 and MATH 228 may be substituted for CHEM 251

5

CHEM 343 may be substituted for either CHEM 426 or CHEM 451 with prior approval of an advisor; CHEM 699 (3 units of research in one or more of these three disciplinary areas) may also be substituted with advisor approval.