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Four example years to the Chemistry B.A.

How to make this degree your own?

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Here is a sample of how to navigate the requirements of the Chemistry B.A. 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. Be sure to speak to your advisor for the best options and switches to fit your needs and interests.

For example, the first 3 classes of our chemistry track are offered in Fall and Spring to you flexibility in starting the series. Also, once you've completed Quantitative Chemistry, you will find different half-semester and full-semester electives offered each year. Finally, start research and learn by doing! 

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 (CHEM 22100, 3 credits)
Experimental Chemistry I (CHEM 12400, 2 credits)
Calculus II (MATH 11200, 4 credits)
Academic Writing (WRTG 10600, 3 credits)
ICC Elective (3 credits) 

FALL

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 22200, 3 credits)
Experimental Chemistry II (CHEM 22400, 2 credits)
Professional Development (CHEM 21500, 0.5 credits)
Principles of Physics I (PHYS 11700, 4 credits)
ICC & CLA electives (6 credits)

SPRING

Quantitative Chemistry (CHEM 23200, 3 credits)
Experimental Chemistry III (CHEM 32400, 3 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 (CHEM 34200, 3 credits)
ICC and CLA electives (6 credits)
Other coursework of your choice (3 credits)

SPRING

Chemistry Advanced Electives (any upper level course, 3 credits)
CLA electives or other coursework of your choice (12 credits) 

FALL

Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 48700, 1 credit)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (any upper level course, 3 credits)
Other coursework of your choice (11 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)