Minimum required credit hours: 61 (includes 45 credit hours of required Chemistry)
- CHE 140
- CHE 141
- CHE 215
- CHE 216
- CHE 230
- CHE 231
- CHE 232
- CHE 233
- CHE 250
- CHE 251
- CHE 360
- CHE 361
- MAT 145
- MAT 146
Take 1 of the following
Take 1 of the following options
Take 9 credit hours of additional Chemistry electives from the following
Take 4 of the following advanced laboratory courses
- CHE 316
- CHE 343
- CHE 351
- CHE 363
- One hour of one of the following:
- A grade of C or better is required in all the following Chemistry courses: CHE 140, CHE 141, CHE 215, CHE 216, CHE 230, CHE 231, CHE 232, CHE 250, CHE 251, CHE 242 or CHE 342, CHE 360, CHE 361.
- The department strongly recommends students take at least 6 credit hours of advanced electives in the major. A course in the major may not be taken more than twice unless the course description states "Multiple enrollments are allowed." An exception may be requested once during a student's undergraduate career if the GPA in the major plan and the overall GPA is 2.00 or higher.
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- 120 minimum total credit hours
- A minimum of 42 of the 120 total hours must be senior college hours (200-300 level courses)
- AMALI requirement (certain courses in General Education and/or major may fulfill the AMALI requirement)
- Students completing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete a B.S. - Science, Math, & Technology degree requirement (beyond the General Education requirements)
- Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a B.A. - foreign language degree requirement: LAN/FRE/GER/SPA/ITA/JPN/POR 115 (or equivalent)
- Some majors complete other types of degrees that do not include additional graduation requirements. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.) or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).
- College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement - LAN/FRE/GER/SPA/ITA/JPN/POR 111 and 112 (or equivalent)
- CHE 141 - B.S. - SMT
The complete General Education Program consists of 13 courses (39 semester hours). Because of laboratory or recitation requirements, some courses are listed as four or five credit hours in this catalog. All four or five hours will be credited toward graduation requirements, but only three hours will be credited in General Education for these courses. Depending on their major, students may be exempted from one General Education category (maximum of one course) because of disciplinary expertise gained in their major.
- Communication and Composition (2 courses required)
- COM 110 Communication as Critical Inquiry (3 credit hours) - required for all students
- ENG 101 or ENG 101A10 Composition as Critical Inquiry (3 credit hours) - required for all students
- Mathematics (1 course required)
- Natural Science/Natural Science Alternatives (2 courses required) Must complete 1 course from 2 different sciences.
- United States Traditions (1 course required)
- Individuals & Civic Life (1 course required)
- Fine Arts (1 course/3 credit hours required)
- Humanities (1 course required)
- Language in the Humanities (1 course required)
- Quantitative Reasoning for B.S. or LAN 115 for B.A. (1 course required)
- Science, Math, & Technology (1 course required)
- Social Sciences (1 course required)
To be eligible for IAI, at least one transfer course must have been articulated to an IAI core requirement. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of IAI courses and policies. The Illinois Transferable General Education Core curriculum consists of 12 to 13 courses (37 to 41 hours of credit) within a five-category designation.
- Communication and Composition (3 courses required)
- A grade of C or better required in ENG 101 and 145 or equivalents
- Mathematics (1 course required)
- Physical & Life Sciences (2 courses/7-8 hours required) Students must complete 1 life science and 1 physical science course; at least 1 course must have a lab.
- Humanities & Fine Arts (3 courses required) At least 1 humanities and 1 fine arts course required
- Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 courses required) Two different disciplines must be represented