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A flexible and adaptable Chemistry B.S.

How to make this degree your own?

Studying organic in the atrium

Here is a sample of how to navigate the requirements of our Chemistry degree in four years at Ithaca College.

This degree program provides for many points of flexibility for your to devise your own focus areas in chemistry. This allows you more time in your schedule to meet your educational goals while still getting a lot of great advanced training in the field.

As examples:

  • The first 3 classes of our chemistry track are offered in year-round to give you flexibility.
  • Some core material can be found in 2-3 alternative courses to tailor your foundations.
  • A variety different half-semester and full-semester electives are offered each year.
  • Our biggest route to finding your focus—start research and learn by doing! 

An example 4 year schedule

Classes starred below are easily swapped with an alternative class to tailor your education. 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 credit)
*Applied Calculus (MATH 10800, 4 credits)
Ithaca College Seminar (many options, 4 credits)
ICC elective (3 credits)

SPRING

Organic Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 22100 & 22300, 4 credits)
*Statistics for Health, Life, and Social Sciences (MATH 14500, 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 credit)
*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 Computing Science I (COMP 17100, 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)
ICC and CLA electives (6 credits)
Other coursework of your choice (3 credits)

SPRING

*Modern Instrumental Methods (CHEM 35300, 3 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (any upper level course, 3 credits)
CLA electives or other coursework of your choice (12 credits) 

FALL

Seminar (CHEM 48700, 1 credit)
Senior Research Experience  (CHEM 48600, 3 credit)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (any upper level course, 3 credits)
Other coursework of your choice (8 credits) 

SPRING

Chemistry Capstone: Senior Thesis (CHEM 48800, 3 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (any upper level course, 1+ credits)
Other coursework of your choice (11 credits)