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 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 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 4
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 5 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 6 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 6 2
Upper Division Major Elective (9 Units Total) 7 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 7 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