General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Chemistry for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Required Courses
CHEM-211General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-212General Chemistry II 14
CHEM-213Writing Intensive Program: Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM-231Organic Chemistry I 24
CHEM-232Organic Chemistry II 24
CHEM-311Physical Chemistry I 34
CHEM-312Physical Chemistry II 34
CHEM-330Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy4
or CHEM-331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods
CHEM-391Chemistry Capstone Seminar3
Select two elective from the following:6-8
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Aspects Of Environmental Chemistry
Industrial Aspects Of Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry In The City
Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy 4
Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods 4
Identification Of Organic Compounds
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Bio-Organic Compounds
Organic Synthesis
Principles Of Toxicology
Principles of Pharmacology
Principles Of Medicinal Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Any other 300-level chemistry course approved by the department.
Total Hours43-45
1

CHEM-211C and CHEM-212C are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-211 and CHEM-212, respectively.

2

CHEM-231C and CHEM-232C are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-231 and CHEM-232, respectively.

3

CHEM-311C and CHEM-312C are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-311 and CHEM-312 respectively.

4

Major elective credit is given only if the course is not used to count towards the required courses in the major.

Required Courses in a Related Field
MATH-187Calculus I4
MATH-202Calculus II4
PHYS-203Physics I Laboratory1
PHYS-204Physics II Laboratory1
PHYS-206University Physics I 13
PHYS-207University Physics II 13
Total Hours16
1

PHYS-206 and PHYS-207 are strongly recommended for all chemistry majors and required for those in the A.C.S. approved program.

Students with foreign credentials are evaluated by the Office of Admissions as having 90 credit hours must take as a minimum the following six courses:

CHEM-213Writing Intensive Program: Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM-232Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM-311Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM-312Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM-330Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy4
or CHEM-331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods
CHEM-391Chemistry Capstone Seminar3
Additional courses may be required in chemistry, physics or mathematics. Students should see their advisor.
Total Hours24

American Chemical Society approved program in Chemistry:

Graduating majors may receive a certificate stating that they have completed a program which meets the ACS standards for Professional Training if they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Take PHYS-206 as prerequisite for CHEM-311.
  2. Take PHYS-207 as prerequisite for CHEM-312.
  3. Take CHEM-311 and CHEM-312 during the junior year.

CHEM-316, CHEM-330, CHEM-331, CHEM-347 and CHEM-348 are required. CHEM-318 and CHEM-326 do not count as electives. Two additional 300-level electives must then be selected.

Completion of this program requires a minimum of 50 cr. in chemistry with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and no chemistry grades below C in any required course.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
CHEM-211General Chemistry I5
MATH-187Calculus I4
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
CHEM-212General Chemistry II4
MATH-202Calculus II4
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours14
Second Year
Term 1
CHEM-213Writing Intensive Program: Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM-231Organic Chemistry I4
PHYS-203Physics I Laboratory1
PHYS-201College Physics I3
PHYS-206University Physics I3
 Term Hours16
Term 2
CHEM-232Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS-204Physics II Laboratory1
PHYS-202College Physics II3
PHYS-207University Physics II3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours14
Third Year
Term 1
CHEM-311Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM-331Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods4
CHEM Elective3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours14
Term 2
CHEM-312Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM-330Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy4
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours14
Fourth Year
Term 1
CHEM-391Chemistry Capstone Seminar3
CHEM-305 or CHEM-3993
300-Level CHEM Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours12
Term 2
300-Level CHEM Course3
300-Level CHEM Course3
CHEM-305 or CHEM-3993
General Education Course3
 Term Hours12
 Total Hours: 111