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Four example years to the Chemistry Bachelor of Science

Here is a sample of how to navigate the requirements of the Chemistry BS degree in four years at Ithaca College. Be sure to speak to your advisor for the best options and switches to fit your needs and interests.

How to make this degree your own?

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. Talk to your advisor to help you explore more!

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 advanced electives offered each year. Use these to explore your interests. Finally, start research and learn by doing! 

Year 1

Fall

Principles of Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 12100 & 12200, 4 credits)
Topic in Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHEM 12000, 1 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) 

Year 2

Fall

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 22200, 3 credits)
Experimental Chemistry II (CHEM 22400, 2 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)

Year 3

Fall

Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (CHEM 33100, 3 credits)
Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 34200, 3 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)
Experimental Chemistry IV (CHEM 32500, 4 credits)
Chemistry Advanced Electives (many options, 1.5x2 credits)
CLA electives (3-6 credits) 

Year 4

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)