(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 125
General Chemistry I
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I
3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 111 Calculus I a 4
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics b 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
CHEM 126
General Chemistry II
or Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
CHEM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemical Methods 2
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
Free Elective 2
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
CHEM 473 Biochemistry 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
CHEM 231 Physical Chemistry I 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CHEM 235 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 480 Instrumental Analysis 1 2
CHEM 412 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
CHEM 235A Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 2
CHEM 336 Quantum Chemistry 1 3
CHEM 340 Chemistry of Materials 1d 3
MATH 225 Survey of Probability and Statistics 1
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120
1

33 credits of these courses must be taken at NJIT, Rutgers-Newark, or Essex County College by all students. 

a

 Students who do not  place initially into Math 111 must take the prerequisite(s) first and catch up to the math sequence ASAP. 

b

 CS 113 is also acceptable, but it has a pre-requisite of CS 100, adding 3 more credits unless AP or transfer credit is obtained.

c

 Mgmt 390 is recommended; students can instead take 3 credits of a free elective class. 

d

 MTSE 301 can be substituted for Chem 340.

For a listing of GER and Electives Refer to the General Education Requirements “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses“

Department Regulations

For departmental regulations on prerequisites, grades and withdrawals, consult with the departmental undergraduate advisor. Students cannot receive a B.S. in Chemistry unless they achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in chemistry courses.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.