Chemistry Pre-major

Department Chair: Chad Landrie, 847-376-7439, clandrie@oakton.edu

The following pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the department chair. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transition, and Student Success for part-time pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester OneHours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
CHM 121 General College Chemistry I 4
BIO 121 General College Biology I 4
MAT 250 Calculus I 5
 Hours16
Semester Two
EGL 102 Composition II 3
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
MAT 251 Calculus II 4
CHM 122 General College Chemistry II 4
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
 Hours17
Second Year
Semester One
PHY 221 General Physics I 5
Select one of the following: 4-5
Organic Chemistry I 2,3  
Organic Chemistry I 4  
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences course from a discipline not taken previously 1 3
Select one Modern Language (2025 or higher) or Humanities course 1 3-4
 Hours15-17
Semester Two
PHY 222 General Physics II 5
Select one of the following: 4-5
Organic Chemistry II 2,3  
Organic Chemistry II 4  
Select one Fine Arts course 1 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
General College Biology II  
Biochemistry  
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research 2  
Calculus III  
Linear Algebra  
Ordinary Differential Equations  
Introduction To Numerical Methods 6  
 Hours15-17
 Total Hours63-67

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. See Associate in Science (A.S.) page for degree requirements.