Sample Four-Year Plans

The following four-year plans provide illustrative examples of how courses for our most popular majors, B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in biochemistry, may be planned out. Your course schedule will be individualized dependent on your interests and actual course offerings.

Italics indicate where requirements differ between B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in biochemistry. Asterisks (*) indicate major-specific courses.

B.S. Chemistry (sample plan)


Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Year 1

*CHE111/113L: General Chem 1 & Lab
*MAT 111: Calculus 1
*Advised Elective (e.g. General Bio 1 & Lab)
Gen Ed (e.g. WRT 100)
NUB (Niagara University Beginnings)

*CHE112/114L: General Chem 2 & Lab
*MAT 112: Calculus 2
Free Elective
Gen Ed (e.g. ENG 100)
Gen Ed (e.g. PHI 105)

Year 2

*PHY 121/123L: Physics 1 & lab
*CHE 221/223L: Organic Chem 1 & lab
*CHE 227/229L: Analytical Chem & lab
Gen Ed (e.g. REL 101/103)

*PHY 122/124L: Physics 2 & lab
*CHE 222/224L: Organic Chem 2 & lab
*CHE 300-400 elective
Analytical Skills (e.g. statistics)
Gen Ed (e.g. HIS 199)

Year 3

*CHE 331/333L: Physical Chem 1 & lab
*CHE 345/347L: Biochemistry 1 & lab
*CHE 300-400 level elective
Gen Ed (e.g. PHI 206 — Ethics)
Free Elective

*CHE 332/334L: Physical Chem 2 & lab
*CHE 338/340L: Instrumental Analysis & lab
Gen Ed (Humanities)
Gen Ed (REL 200-300 level)
Gen Ed (PHI 300 level)

Year 4

*CHE 449L or 403: Research 1
*CHE 468: Senior Seminar
Gen Ed (REL 200-300 level)
Gen Ed (Cultural Diversity)
Free Elective

*CHE 450L or 404: Research 2
*CHE 442/444L: Inorganic Chem & lab
*CHE 300-400 level elective
Gen Ed (Social Science)
Free Elective

B.S. Biochemistry (sample plan)


Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Year 1

*CHE111/113L: General Chem 1 & Lab
*MAT 111: Calculus 1
*General Biology 1 & Lab
Gen Ed (e.g. WRT 100)
NUB (Niagara University Beginnings)

*CHE112/114L: General Chem 2 & Lab
*MAT 112: Calculus 2
*General Biology 2 & Lab
Gen Ed (e.g. ENG 100)
Gen Ed (e.g. PHI 105)

Year 2

*PHY 121/123L: Physics 1 & lab
*CHE 221/223L: Organic Chem 1 & lab
*CHE 227/229L: Analytical Chem & lab
Gen Ed (e.g. REL 101/103)


*PHY 122/124L: Physics 2 & lab
*CHE 222/224L: Organic Chem 2 & lab
*Biochemistry elective
Analytical Skills (e.g. statistics)
Gen Ed (e.g. HIS 199)

Year 3

*CHE 331/333L: Physical Chem 1 & lab
*CHE 345/347L: Biochemistry 1 & lab
Gen Ed (e.g. PHI 206 — Ethics)
Free Elective

*CHE 346/348L: Biochemistry 2 & lab
Free Elective
Gen Ed (Humanities)
Gen Ed (REL 200-300 level)
Gen Ed (PHI 300 level)

Year 4

*CHE 449L or 403: Research 1
*CHE 468: Senior Seminar
Gen Ed (REL 200-300 level)
Gen Ed (Cultural Diversity)
Free Elective

*CHE 450L or 404: Research 2
*Advised Elective
*Science Elective
Gen Ed (Social Science)
Free Elective