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Depth and technical experience in a Chemistry B.S.

How to make this degree your own?

Titrations in the chemistry lab

Here is a sample of how to navigate the requirements of the Chemistry B.S. degree in four years at Ithaca College with the target of meeting the level of depth and technical expertise recommended by the American Chemical Society.

This pathway through our program will provide more depth in your foundations of calculus and physics as well as additional advanced classes and laboratory experiences to push your understanding of the field of chemistry. 

The Chemistry Department values your individual development very highly. We have numerous levels for you to explore your personal interests in Chemistry as well as in your minor or general college experience. Be sure to speak to your advisor for the best options and switches to fit your needs and interests.

An example 4 year schedule

The schedule below is one example of completing our B.S. in Chemistry with accreditation from the ACS, but there are many other routes to our B.S.. Be sure to speak to your advisor for the best options and switches to fit your needs and interests.

Fall

Principles of Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 12100 & 12200, 4 credits)
Intro to Chemistry & Biochemistry Profession (CHEM 11500, 0.5 credits)
Calculus I (MATH 11100, 4 credits)
Ithaca College Seminar (many options, 4 credits)
ICC elective (3 credits)

Spring

Organic Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 22100 & 22300, 4 credits)
Calculus II (MATH 11200, 4 credits)
Academic Writing (WRTG 10600, 3 credits)
ICC Elective (3 credits) 

Fall

Organic Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 22200 & 22400, 4 credits)
Professional Development (CHEM 21500, 0.5 credits)
Principles of Physics I (PHYS 11700, 4 credits)
ICC & CLA electives (6 credits)

Spring

Quantitative Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 23200 & 23300, 4 credits)
Principles of Physics II (PHYS 11800, 4 credits)
ICC & CLA electives (6 credits)

Fall

Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (CHEM 33100, 3 credits)
Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 34200 & 34300, 4 credits)
Chemistry Research (many options, 1-2 credits)
ICC and CLA electives (6 credits)

Spring

Physical Chemistry II: Quantum and Spectroscopy (CHEM 33200, 3 credits)
Modern Instrumental Methods (CHEM 35300, 3 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (many options, 1.5x2 credits)
CLA electives (3-6 credits) 

Fall

Chemistry Capstone: Senior Research Experience (CHEM 48600, 3 credits)
Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 48700, 1 credit)
Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function (BIOC 35300, 3 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (many options, 1.5x2 credits)
Other electives of your choice (3-6 credits) 

Spring

Chemistry Capstone: Senior Thesis (CHEM 48800, 3 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (many options, 1.5x2 credits)
Other electives of your choice (9 credits)