Chemistry, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 CHEM 2200: General Chemistry II (Lecture)
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
3.5
CHEM 1200: General Chemistry I (Lecture)
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core. Depending on Math placement, some students may be required to take CHEM 1050 and CHEM 2060 and CHEM 1201, in a two-term sequence. See an advisor to confirm your placement.)
3.5 CHEM 2201: General Chemistry II (Lab)
Major
1.5
CHEM 1201: General Chemistry I (Lab)
Major
1.5 CHEM 2110: Principles of Chemical Reactivity
Major
2
MATH 1201: Calculus I
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core. Depending on Math placement, some students may be required to take MATH 1006 and/or MATH 1011 in advance of MATH 1201. See an advisor to confirm your placement.)
4 MATH 1206: Calculus II
Major
4

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CHEM 3511: Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Major
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CHEM 3512: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Major
2 PHYS 1100: General Physics I or PHYS 1150: Calculus-Based General Physics I
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Scientific World )
5
CHEM 3410: Analytical Chemistry or CHEM 3415W: Analytical Chemistry
Major
5 CHEM 3521: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 CHEM 3522: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Major
2

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PHYS 2100: General Physics II or PHYS 2150: Calculus-Based General Physics II
Major
5 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CHEM Elective*
Major
3 CHEM 4610: Physical Chemistry I
Major
5
MATH 2201: Multivariable Calculus
Major
4 CHEM Elective*
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 CHEM 3900: Professional Readiness for Chemists
Major
3
CHEM 4620: Physical Chemistry II
Major
5 General Elective
General Elective
3
CHEM Elective*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
CISC 1115 or MATH 1501 or 2501 or an approved CHEM course
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
    General Elective
General Elective
4

Degree Details

30 Pathways Credits*

74 Major Credits

16 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
3313 Ingersoll Hall
Mark Kobrak/Chairperson
mkobrak@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Chemistry major includes four courses (CHEM 1200, CHEM 2200, MATH 1201, and PHYS 1100 or PHYS 1150) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Chemistry only need to complete 30 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

Candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in Chemistry must complete at least 60 credits in science and mathematics; 24 of these 60 credits must be completed in advanced courses in the Chemistry Department. A college-wide minimum of 24 credits in advanced courses in Chemistry must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher.

*Students must complete at least nine credits from the following courses: CHEM 2700, CHEM 3420, CHEM 4530, CHEM 4550, CHEM 4570, CHEM 4571, CHEM 4572, CHEM 4580, CHEM 4581, CHEM 4640, CHEM 4720, CHEM 4760, CHEM 4761, either CHEM 4780 or 4790.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your degree map with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
3313 Ingersoll Hall
Mark Kobrak/Chairperson
mkobrak@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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