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 Chemistry 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 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
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 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units16
Third Semester
CHEM 233
CHEM 234
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Fourth 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 A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
CHEM 251 Mathematics and Physics for Chemistry 4 3
CHEM 325 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CHEM 353 Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy 3
CHEM 390GW Contemporary Chemistry and Biochemistry Research - GWAR 3
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 5 2
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units14
Seventh Semester
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry Laboratory 5 2
Upper Division Major Elective (9 Units Total) 6 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Major Elective (9 Units Total) – Take Two 6 6-8
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-17
 Total Units120-122
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.

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 (three units of research in one or more of these three disciplinary areas) may also be substituted with advisor approval.

6

Major Electives
CHEM 327 Practical GC and HPLC (4 units)
CHEM 341 Biochemistry II (3 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 433 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 443 Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory (4 units)
CHEM 470 Research (3 units)
CHEM 640 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 645 Research Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 680 Chemical Oceanography (3 units)
CHEM 699 Independent Study (1-6 units)