Frequent Questions

What semesters are Chemistry/Biochemistry courses offered?

Course F2013 W2014 Sp2014 F2014 W2015 Sp2015 F2015 W2016 Sp2016 F2016 W2017 Sp2017 F2017
101 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
105 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
106 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
150   X X   X X   X X   X X  
153   X       X   X   X  
220 X   X X   X X   X X     X X
351 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
352 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
391 X     X X   X X    X X   X
420 X X X X
421 X X X X
461 X     X     X     X     X
462   X     X     X     X    
464   X     X     X     X    
468       X     X     X    
470   X     X     X     X    
471   X     X     X     X    
481 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
482   X X X X X X X X X X X X
485 X X X X
492R X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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What is the order that I should take Chemistry courses?

B.S. in Chemistry

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

Major courses

CHEM 105

4

CHEM 106

4

CHEM 351

4

CHEM 352

4

CHEM 220

5

CHEM 462

3

CHEM 481

3

CHEM 470

3

 

 

MATH 215

4

MATH 316

4

CHEM 391

2

CHEM 461

3

CHEM 464

2

CHEM 420

 2

CHEM 471

2

 

 

 

 

PH 121

3

PH 220

3

 

 

 

 

 
CHEM 421
 
2
 

 

 

 

PH 150

1

PH 250

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FD courses

FDMATH 112

4

FDAMF 101

3

FDENG 201

3

FDREL

2

FDREL

2

FDREL

2

FDINT/WLD

3

FDCNC 350

2

FDREL 121

2

FDREL 122

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDREL 200

2

FDREL

2

FDENG 101

3

FDCA/WLD

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDSCI 101

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor/cluster/elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

5

 

7

 

7

 

5

Totals

Major credits

 

4

 

8

 

12

 

10

 

8

 

5

 

7

 

5

56

FD credits

 

11

 

7

 

3

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

5

 

4

37

Cluster/elective

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

3

 

5

 

7

 

3

 

5

27

Total credits

 

15

 

15

 

15

 

15

 

15

 

14

 

15

 

14

120

 

 

 

 

FDMAT108T

1

Test-out option

CHEM 498

1

Off-track internship after semester 6

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What is the order that I should take Biochemistry courses?

B.S. in Biochemistry

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

Major courses

CHEM 105

4

CHEM 106

4

CHEM 351

4

CHEM 352

4

CHEM 220

5

BIO 376

3

CHEM 481

3

CHEM 482

3

 

 

BIO 180

4

BIO 321

4

CHEM 391

2

BIO 375

3

BIO 377

3

 

 

CHEM 468

3

 

 

MATH 113*

3

BIO 181

4

PH 121

3

PH 220

3

 

 

 

 

CHEM 485

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

PH 150

1

PH 250

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FD courses

FDMATH 112

4

FDREL 122

2

FDENG 201

3

FDREL

2

FDREL

2

FDREL

2

FDINT/WLD

3

FDCNC 350

2

FDREL 121

2

FDCA/WLD

2

 

 

FDAMF 101

3

 

 

 

 

FDREL 200

2

FDREL

2

FDENG 101

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDSCI 101

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cluster/elective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

7

 

4

Totals

Major credits

 

4

 

11

 

12

 

10

 

12

 

6

 

3

 

7

66

FD credits

 

11

 

4

 

3

 

5

 

2

 

2

 

5

 

4

37

Cluster/elective

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

6

 

7

 

4

17

Total credits

 

15

 

15

 

15

 

15

 

14

 

14

 

15

 

15

120

 

 

 

 

*

MATH 215

4

This class could be substituted.

 

 

FDMAT 108T

1

Test-out option (take off track)

CHEM 498

1

Off-track internship after semester 6

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What kind of job can I get with a degree in Chemistry?

-Follow this link to see what some of our Chemistry Graduates are doing with their degree in Chemistry.

I am a Chemistry Major and was accepted to the Winter/Spring or Spring/Fall track.

-You can still be a Chemistry Major and be on any of the three tracks offered.  During your Junior year, sometime while you are taking Organic Chemistry II (Chem. 352), you can apply for a track adjustment to pick up any advanced classes that are only offered during the Winter semester.  The Satellite Academic Advising Center can help with this.  The office is located in Austin 106B.  Your two contact people in that office are Karla Groom or Michael Cornick.  You can also visit their website at Academic Discovery Center  

I am unable to register for a Chemistry classes.

-You must have one of the Math prerequisites either taken before or concurrently in order to register for a Chemistry course.

-you must register for one of the Math prerequisites first; before the system will let you register for a Chemistry course.

-During your first semester of every new track year (except incoming freshman) you will need to meet with your Chemistry Faculty Advisor and the Academic Advising Center to go over your Grad Plan.  A HOLD will be placed on you being able to register until you have done this.  Follow these steps to complete an approved Grad Plan.

  • Create a full Grad Plan
  • Met with your Chemistry Faculty Advisor
  • Make any corrections to your plan that your advisor suggests
  • Submitted your plan for approval

The Satellite Academic Advising Center can help with this. The office is located in Austin 106B.  Your two contact people in that office are Karla Groom or Michael Cornick.  You can also visit their website at Academic Discovery Center

-Your transfer Math prerequisite is not in the system yet; therefore you cannot register for a Chemistry course.  Please email the professor of the course you are trying to get into with proof that you have taken the Math perquisite at another university/college along with the grade that you earned (at least a C- or higher is required).  If the course and grade is sufficient, then they may authorize you to add the course.   If instructor is listed as staff, contact the department secretary.

-AP Math credit is not in system.  Contact the Math department.  208-496-7520 The Math department will need the number you received on the AP final (not the grade you got in the class).  Then they can tell you what Math course you will receive credit for.  If the credit is for one of the Math prerequisites, then that information can then be passed on to the professor of the Chemistry course you are trying to get into and a possible authorization to add the class may be given.  If instructor is listed as staff, contact the department secretary.

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Should I take Chem. 101 or Chem. 105?

-What does your Major require?

- You should be fine to take Chem. 105 if you have taken Chemistry before and did well, or if you can do College Algebra or Calculus.

-Chem. 101 is a very broad overview of chemistry.  Chem. 105 is more detailed with specific topics.  Chem. 101 is not a prerequisite to taking Chem. 105 and will not necessarily prepare you for Chem. 105.

The Lab or Lecture does not fit my schedule.   Can I take the Lab and Lecture from two different sections?

-No.   The labs are designed to go with the lectures and must be taken as set up in the system.

I took the Lecture portion at another University/College.  Can I just take the Lab at BYU-I?

-No.  We do not offer Labs only.  You would have to register for the Lecture also.

I would like to change my Major or Minor to Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemistry Education.

-The Satellite Academic Advising Center for our college is located in Austin 106B.  They can be contacted at 208.496.9880 or e-mailed at cpseacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu. Your two contact people in that office are Karla Groom or Michael Cornick.  You can also visit their website at Academic Discovery Center

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Can I take Chem. 153 Lab without taking Chem. 150 Lecture?

-No.  You may take the Lecture only (Chem. 150), but the Lab (Chem. 153) must be taken concurrently with the Lecture.

Do I need to take the Chem 101 Lab?

You will need to talk with your faculty advisor to see if your major requires a lab experience.