College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science

4YR Progression Plan-Classic Chemistry Advanced - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 4
-Option B-
MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4 MAT125 Notes
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Notes: * If you are not prepared to take MAT 136 in term 2, MAT 125 will take the place of the general elective in term 1.
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 4
Description: Rigorous introduction to the study of carbon-containing compounds; with an emphasis on structure determination, synthesis, and reaction mechanisms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152 or CHM 152H
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces chemical synthesis and structure determination. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. MAT137 Calculus II 4
Description: Concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, infinite series. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. PHY161 University Physics I 4
Description: First course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM238 General Organic Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 235. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. PHY262 University Physics II 3
Description: Second course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and thermodynamics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (PHY 161 or PHY 171) and Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 137 or higher
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM341 Physical Chemistry I 3
Description: Introduces fundamental principles of physical chemistry, with an emphasis on thermodynamics and kinetics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 and PHY 262 and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. JLWRCOURSE Jr Level Writing Requirement 3 JLWRCOURSE Notes
Notes: **Junior Level Writing Requirement is fulfilled by the completion of CHM 300W, ENG 302W or ENG 305W.
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 3 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Notes: ***Capstone course includes one of the following: CHM 425C, 442C, 450C or 462C.
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 4
Submit graduation applilcation this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 3 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Notes: ***Capstone course includes one of the following: CHM 425C, 442C, 450C or 462C.
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ****Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics or mathematics courses. See catalog for a list of approved coures). Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 units total. You may need more or less than 3 units depending on previously taken courses.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 137 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) PHY 161 (4), PHY 262 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) MAT 136 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.
Recitations are available and strongly encouraged for CHM 151, CHM 152, CHM 235, CHM 238, PHY 161, and PHY 262, however they are not required.

* If you are not prepared to take MAT 136 in term 2, MAT 125 will take the place of the general elective in term 1.

**Junior Level Writing Requirement is fulfilled by the completion of CHM 300W, ENG 302W, or ENG 305W

***Capstone course includes one of the following:  CHM 425C, 442C, 450C or 462C.

**** Major electives include 18 units of non-duplicating chemistry, physics & mathematics courses from the following: CHM 238L, 320, 320L, 350, 360, 360L 425C,440, 442C, 450C 460L, 461, 462C, 499, up to 3 units from 485, 497 and/or 498; PHY 263; MAT 238, 239, and 316; STA 275 (Consider pre-requisites for capstone when selecting courses.)

CHM 485 and CHM 498 are recommended, especially for students planning to attend graduate school.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Building 20, Room 125
Phone: 928-523-3008
http://cefns.nau.edu/Academic/Chemistry/


Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.