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Academic Program Guide

Materials Chemistry

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Fall 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements, unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Materials chemistry is a branch of materials science that deals with the synthesis of materials and investigation of their reactivity, stability, and structure-property relationships, both from experimental and theoretical perspectives. Thus, chemists provide the central expertise that bridges the design, implementation, optimization, and application of materials. Materials chemistry is interdisciplinary science that spans multiple branches of chemistry, including inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and theoretical chemistry. Advances and discoveries in materials chemistry support areas of critical national need, such as generation of clean and efficient energy, synthesis of novel polymers and nanomaterials, development of novel superconductors and magnets, and design of bioinspired materials. The department offers instruction leading to the baccalaureate degree in Materials Chemistry for students planning either careers in the chemical industry or graduate work.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra3
Foreign Language4
GE Core Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
Foreign Language4
GE Core Humanities/Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
CHM3120 Analytical Chemistry I and CHM3120 Lab4
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II3
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab3
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY2048C General Physics A with Lab5
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CHM2210 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
CHM4610 Inorganic Chemistry3
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
PHY2049C General Physics B with Lab5
GE Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete CHM2211 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
CHM4714 Materials Chemistry3
CHM4714L Materials Chemistry Lab2
Oral Communication Competency3
GE History3
Scholarship in Practice or or Free Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 6
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
CHM4410 Physical Chemistry I3
CHM4410L Physicochemical Measurements & Techniques I1
CHM4455 Polymer Chemistry3
GE Ethics3
Scholarship in Practice or Free Elective3
Diversity course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete CHM4410 and CHM4410 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete Pre-Graduation Checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
CHM4130 Advanced Analytical Chemistry3
CHM4130L Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab1
CHM4411 Physical Chemistry II3
CHM4411L Physicochemical Measurements & Techniques II2
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Diversity course or Free Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Baccalaureate level - Chemist, environmental and agricultural; Analyst, Laboratory Assistant/Technician; Sales representative; Crime-lab analyst. With further study: Physician, Veterinarian; Writer, technical/scientific, Biochemist, Pharmacologist, Teacher, Dentist, Industrial Health Engineer, Professor, Consumer Safety Officer.

Representative Employers: Manufacturing & processing firms, Pharmaceutical manufacturers, Utilities companies, Professional & technical Journals, mining petroleum companies, Chemical Industries, Schools, colleges, and universities, medical laboratories, hospitals, business corporations, Governmental agencies - local, state, federal.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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