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 Biochemistry ACS - 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: Fall 2014 Spring 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: * If you are not prepared to take MAT 136 in term 2, MAT 125 will need to be taken in term 1.
-Option B-
GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. 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.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
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: Fall 2014 Spring 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only.. Course fee required. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

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: Fall 2014 Spring 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: Fall 2014 Spring 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
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 182L
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: BIO 182 or 182H
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. CHM238L Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
Description: Advanced work in chemical synthesis, use of the chemical literature. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 235 and CHM 235L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 238
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. BIO205 Microbiology 3
Description: Fundamental microbiology emphasizing structure and function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. For students majoring in microbiology and those in the health professions. Recommended: CHM 130 or CHM 151. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 205L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BIO205L Microbiology Lab 1
Description: Examines the function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) and Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 205
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
5. MAT238 Calculus III 4
Description: Vector functions and multidimensional calculus; partial derivatives, gradients, optimization, multiple integrals, parametric curves and surfaces, vector calculus, line integrals, flux integral, and vector fields. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
6. 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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015

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: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. CHM350 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
Description: Systematic presentation of properties and reactions of representative elements of the periodic table with application of chemical principles. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. CHM461 Biochemistry I 3
Description: Chemistry of biological substances and the production and use of energy in biochemical systems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and CHM 238
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CHM460L Biochemistry Lab 1
Description: Surveys modern quantitative and qualitative biochemical techniques. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Prerequisite: CHM 235L or CHM 238L
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM320 Analytical Chemistry 3
Description: Principles and practices of chemical analysis with an emphasis on stoichiometry and equilibrium calculations. Recommended: CHM 320L. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CHM 152 or CHM 152H or CHM 230
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. CHM320L Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
Description: Emphasizes rigorous experimental measurement, instrumental methods in chemical analysis, and data evaluation in the context of typical analytical applications. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (CHM 152L or CHM 230L) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 320
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. CHM462C Biochemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 461. Spring. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CHM 461
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. CHM442C Physical Chemistry II 3
Description: Introduces quantum and statistical mechanics, group theory, and spectroscopy. Coconvenes with CHM 540. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CHM 341 and Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 238
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
5. CHM442L Physical Chemistry Lab 2
Description: Individual projects in the areas of kinetics, molecular spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. 6 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 320L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 442C
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
6. JLWRCOURSE Jr Level Writing Requirement 3 JLWRCOURSE Notes
Notes: ** Complete CHM 300W, ENG 302W, or ENG 305W

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM425C Instrumental Analysis 3
Description: Spectroscopic, electrochemical, and separation science instrumental techniques and applications. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CHM 320 and CHM 341
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. CHM425L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2
Description: Principles of spectroscopic, electrochemical, and separation science instrumentation. 6 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 320L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 425C
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BIO344 Cellular And Molecular Biology 3
Description: Organization and function of biological molecules, cell diversity, cell structure and function, and cell interaction and differentiation. Recommended: BIO 340. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) and CHM 152L
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: General electives are needed to reach the 120 unti total. You may need more or less than 2 units depending on previously taken courses.
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CHM450C Inorganic Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 350 with emphasis on chemistry of transition metals and application of physical chemical theory and methods. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CHM 350 and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 341
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: *** Complete one course from: BIO 320, 332, 340, 344 349L, 350, 369, 401, 425C, 426C, 435C, 440, 444C, 446 or 488C or any 300 level or higher non-repeating CHM course (3 units).
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3

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) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1), PHY 161 (4)
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 need to be taken in term 1.  

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

*** Major elective include one course from: BIO 320, 332, 340, 344 349L, 350, 369, 401, 425C, 426C, 435C, 440, 444C, 446 or 488C or any 300 level or higher non-repeating CHM course (3 units).

MAT 239 and 316 and CHM 485 and 498 are recommended, especially for students planning to attend graduate school.

ACS plans are certified by the American Chemical Society.  Students must meet the following requirements to be admitted into an ACS plan:

  • complete CHM 151, 151L, 152, 152L, 235, 235L, 238, 238L, PHY 262, MAT 137
  • cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better in all NAU courework
  • submit an application during or after the semester that the coursework is completed
  

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.