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Chemistry

Suggested Degree Pathway for Chemistry - General Option


For students who entered fall 2017 to spring 2023.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
CHEM.1050Intro Disc. Chemistry1
CHEM.1210Chemistry I33
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)43

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
CHEM.1220Chemistry II33
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.1320Calculus II4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)43
Total14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.2210Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM.2270LOrganic Chemistry Lab IA2
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)3
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2310Calculus III4
Total13

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.2220Organic Chemistry IIA3
CHEM.2280LOrganic Chemistry Lab IIA2
CHEM.2600Information Retrieval (IL)2
PHYS.1440Physics II (SCL)3
PHYS.1440LPhysics II Lab (SCL)1
MATH.2340Differential Equations3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)43
Total17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.3130Analytical Chemistry I3
CHEM.3150LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab2
CHEM.3440Physical Chemistry I (QL)3
CHEM.3460LPhysical Chemistry Lab I (CTPS)2
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)43
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.3140Analytical Chemistry II3
CHEM.3160LAnalytical Chemistry II Lab2
CHEM.3450Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM.3500LPhysical Bioinorganic Lab2
CHEM.3600Responsible Chemist (SRE), (WOC)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CHEM.4430Adv. Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM.4450LAdv. Inorganic Chem. Lab2
CHEM.4500Biochemistry I3
CHEM.4xxxChemistry Elective13
CHEM.4xxxChemistry Elective (Lab)11
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total14
CHEM.4xxxChemistry Elective13
CHEM.4030Introductory Polymer Science I23
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)43
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)43
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective2
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1By mutual agreement between a Chemistry faculty member and a student, Directed Research CHEM.4070 and CHEM.4080 may be utilized to fulfill this requirement.

2CHEM.4030 Introductory Polymer Science I will be required of all majors entering as first-year students or transferring into the major effective Fall, 2017.

3Chemistry majors must earn a grade of C- or higher in CHEM.1210 Chemistry I and CHEM.1220 Chemistry II.

  • Chemistry majors will not be allowed to proceed to CHEM.1220 without first earning a C- in CHEM.1210
  • Chemistry majors will not be allowed to proceed to CHEM.2210 without first earning a C- in CHEM.1220.

4The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) is fulfilled outside the Chemistry major. See the DCA course listing  for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement.

5Free Electives can be satisfied by any UML course xxxx.1010 or above, with the following exceptions:

  • Students only need to complete enough Free Elective credits to reach 120 total credits.
  • Courses with the MATH prefix must be above the level of Calculus I.
  • NO MORE than 60 credits of CHEM coursework may be applied towards the minimum 120 credits requirement to graduate.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.