B.A. Chemistry

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry should complete ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, and COMM 1101 during the freshman year, and ENGL 1102 should be passed by, or during, the sophomore year. (General Education Objective 1 is satisfied by taking ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, AND ENGL 1102. General Education Objective 2 is satisfied by COMM 1101.) Objective 3 should be fulfilled by MATH 1160 or MATH 1170 as early as possible. The other General Education Requirements should be taken as credit load allows.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 1- ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 16
Objective 2- COMM 11013
Objective 3 - MATH 1160 or MATH 11703
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course. 

Major Requirements 

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 1170Calculus I3-4
or MATH 1160 Survey of Calculus
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1114
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
and General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2213
PHYS 2212
PHYS 2214
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
and Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
CHEM 2211Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2213Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 2232
CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3301
CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3302
CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3341
CHEM 3342
Topics in Physical Chemistry I
and Topics in Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 3351
CHEM 3352
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 3391Seminar1
BIOL 4432Biochemistry3
or CHEM 4445 Biochemistry I
Total Credits66-67


Students must take 8 additional upper-division (3000-4000 level) credits in chemistry, approved by the department and not to include CHEM 4491. No more than 2 credits of CHEM 3311 and 2 credits in CHEM 4481-CHEM 4482 may be used to satisfy these electives. If the CHEM 4445 and CHEM 4447 sequence is taken, 3 credits may be used to satisfy elective credits. No more than 40 credits in chemistry will count toward graduation in this ­program.

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)56-57
Upper Division Free Electives8
Free Electives19
Total Credits120-121

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)