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Chemistry Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Healthcare, Agriculture and Natural Sciences

When you understand chemistry, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of the world down to its most basic particles. Chemistry is the science of the materials we use, the medicine we take, the environment we live in and the food we eat.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Elective
    1
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    1
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Take a language course
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Exercise daily
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Elective
    1
15
Fall
  • CHEM 215 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
16
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • CHEM 215 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry: Brief Course Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 342 Experimental Physical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    1
  • Chemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • AGBI 410 Introductory Biochemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 335 Methods of Structure Determination
    4
  • CHEM 346 Physical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
16
Spring
  • CHEM 310 Instrumental Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 348 Physical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 347 Physical Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    4
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Exercise daily
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 401 Chemical Literature Exclamation Point
    1
  • Chemistry Elective
    4
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    4
15
Spring
  • CHEM 403 Undergraduate Seminar
    1
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Fall
  • CHEM 349 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    2
  • CHEM 313 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 401 Chemical Literature Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 422 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • Chemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • CHEM 403 Undergraduate Seminar
    1
  • CHEM 423 Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
    2
  • Chemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Sign up for graduation
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Exercise daily
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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