Pre-Professional Chemistry Degree

Bachelor's of Science
Suggested Program of Study

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule (program map). The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your academic advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and other requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum. View a course checklist.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 1211 and 1211L 4
MATH 1113 or 1112 3
ENGL 1101 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1212 and 1212L 4
MATH 2261 4
ENGL 1102 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 14

Milestones: Complete freshman Chemistry sequence. Complete legislative requirements. ≥2.0 GPA. Core or Elective includes 9 hours of Modern Foreign Language. Electives must be chosen to give 39 total upper-division hours, 6 hours of which must be other than chemistry.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 3401 4
CHEM 2210 1
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
MATH 2262 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Core or Elective 3
Total hours 17
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 3402 4
CHEM 2310 4
BIOL 1107K 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Core or Elective 3
Total hours 17

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete MATH requirement. Strongly suggest students join the American Chemical Society. Complete ENGL requirement. Complete Organic Chemistry requirement. Apply for summer research program, if applicable.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 3601 3
BIOL 1108K or Science Elective 2000 or higher 4
PHYS 1111K or 2211K 4
Core or Elective 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 3510 4
CHEM 3601L 2
PHYS 1112K or 2212K 4
Core or Elective 6
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Apply for summer research program, if applicable. Submit graduation application. Complete Physics Requirement. Complete Biochemistry Requirement. Apply for summer research program, if applicable. By spring of your junior year, you should decided if you want to pursue a minor. Visit the Office of Career Opportunities, the College of Education Advising Center (if you want to get teacher certification), and begin planning for life after VSU.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
CHEM 3801 or upper-division math, science, or computer science elective 4
CHEM 4210 1
Additional upper division math, science, or computer science electives 9
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
CHEM 3802 or upper-division math, science, or computer science elective 4
Additional upper division math, science, or computer science electives 4
Core or Electives 7
Total hours 15

Milestones: Electives depend on the career goals of the student and should be discussed with their advisor. ≥ 2.0 GPA. By the spring of your senior year, you should: (1) compete applications for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans, (2) contact professor to write letters of reference for you, (3) prepare a professional resume. Apply for graduation one semester for anticipated graduation date.