Chemistry - BS

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use during your enrollment appointment. The first section (in purple) identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd course you need to enroll in your first semester. The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester you will do so in a later semester. The last section lists GenEd course options you may add to your schedule to create a final schedule of 14-16 credit hours, unless indicated otherwise in the Departmental Recommendations instructions. The worksheet should be saved and printed with your identified selections for use during your enrollment appointment.

Departmental Recommendations:

1. Enrollment into Chemistry for the fall semester is determined by your JMU Math Placement Exam (MPE) score. Enroll in CHEM 131 General Chemistry I and CHEM 135L Lab IF your:

       MPE CALC score is 23 or higher OR

       MPE STAT score is 16 or higher OR

IF you have AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for General Chemistry, enroll in the General Chemistry Review courses, CHEM 131 Section 0101 and CHEM 132 Section 0201 and CHEM 135L. If your MPE scores are lower than indicated above, you will start Chemistry courses in a later semester.

2. Enroll in a calculus-based math course based on your MPE CALC score. If you have credit for MATH 235 Calculus I, enroll in either MATH 235 or MATH 236 Calculus II. If you have credit for MATH 235 & 236, consider enrolling in MATH 237 Calculus III.

3. Enroll in either a Human Communications OR Critical Thinking Cluster One course,

4. Add General Education courses (WRTC 103 is highly recommended for students who do not have credit for it) to create a schedule of 14-15 credit hours. If you qualify for the General Chemistry Review courses (see above), your complete schedule is 17 credit hours.

5. If you are interested in Pre-professional Health Preparation, refer to the information in Module 3 under Special Student Categories for information on selecting General Education courses

 

Math Placement Exam (MPE) Scores: You need to know your CALC and STAT MPE score to determine your Chemistry and Math placement. Enter your CALC and STAT scores in the fields below so you may determine your recommended courses using the information below. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.

                             CALC           STAT        How to find your MPE scores

Required First Semester Courses

Major Requirements:

Course/Subject/Number/Course Title Credits

Chemistry:

Enroll in both CHEM 131 and CHEM 135L IF:

~ your MPE CALC score is 23 or higher OR

~ your MPE STAT score is 16 higher OR

Enroll in CHEM 131/132 Review AND CHEM 135L if you have AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for CHEM 131 and CHEM 132.

The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in Chemistry if you do not meet the MPE requirement.
 

 

CHEM 131 General Chemistry I - 3 cr hrs
CHEM 135L Special General Chemistry Lab - 1 cr hrs 
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CHEM 131 - Section 0101 General Chemistry I (Review) - 3 cr hrs
CHEM 132 - Section 0201 General Chemistry II (Review) - 3 cr hrs
CHEM 135L - Special General Chemistry Lab - 1 cr hrs

 
 
     

Calculus:

Enroll in one of these courses based on your CALC score. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a math course higher than your placement level.

CALC Score Course
30 - 45 MATH 235
23 - 29 MATH 231
18 - 22 MATH 231 + MATH 199**
15 - 17 MATH 155*
<15 MATH 156*

If you have AP, IB, CIE, or dual enrollment credit, use the table below to determine your math course.

MATH Credit: Enroll In:
MATH 235 MATH 236
MATH 236 MATH 237
MATH 235 Calculus I - 4 cr hrs
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MATH 231 Calculus with Functions - 3 cr hrs
MATH 231 + MATH 199 Calculus with Functions** - 4 cr hrs

MATH 155 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs

MATH 156 College Algebra* - 3 cr hrs

*MATH 155 and MATH 156 are prep courses for calculus. These classes do not fulfill your GenEd or major math requirement. The course material is identical, the difference is MATH 156 meets 4 times a week while MATH 155 meets 3 times a week.
**MATH 199 is a gateway co-requisite designed to assist students who want to start calculus but need to review fundamental mathematics to be successful in MATH 231. Students will be registered for a total of 4 credit hours.  The course is self-study-based and the only required meetings are drop-in proctored test-taking on Friday evenings. Grades are completely determined by the number of semester weeks that pass before the student successfully completes all of the exams. Once the exams are passed the student is no longer required to attend on Friday evenings.  Students whose schedules prevent them from attending Friday sessions need to register for MATH 155.

MATH 236 Calculus II - 4 cr hrs

MATH 237 Calculus III - 4 cr hrs

Cluster One Requirement:

Critical Thinking OR Human Communications

Check the boxes of all the courses that interest you, but only enroll in ONE of these courses for your first semester. You will take the other in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course.                                                              

 
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BUS 160 Business Decision Making in a Modern Society
HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History
ISAT 160 Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology
SMAD 150 Mediated Communication: Issues and Skills
PHIL 120 Critical Thinking
PHIL 150 Ethical Reasoning
SCOM 121 Human Communication: Presentations
SCOM 122 Human Communication: Individual Presentations
SCOM 123 Human Communication: Group Presentations
 

Optional General Education Courses

You may have a full schedule of 14-16 credit hours based on the major requirements above. If you need additional courses to reach a full schedule, select from the General Education program courses on the remaining pages of the worksheet and add them to your schedule when you enroll. You do NOT need to enroll in a course from every cluster. Only select from within the cluster areas to supplement your schedule.

To facilitate a faster search of open classes within a specific cluster area, use the cluster area code (e.g. C2HQC). A tutorial on conducting cluster area searches is available at http://isapps.jmu.edu/ecampus/ecampus_SearchGenEdClasses.htm

 

 

Cluster One Writing (C1W)

You may want to consider adding a writing course to your first semester schedule. Answer the following questions to see your writing course recommendation. Each course is 3 credit hours.

Do you have, or are you waiting for, college writing credit from AP, IB, CIE, or high school dual enrollment credit? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

You indicate you have or are waiting for credit for writing. Proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule. If you are not awarded credit for writing you may enroll in it next semester.
   

You indicated you are not waiting for writing credit. Consider enrolling in WRTC 103 this fall semester.

WRTC 103 Critical Reading and Writing

 
 

Cluster Two- Arts and Humanities

Identify as many courses that interest you but do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. Each course is 3 credit hours.

     
Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC)
AMST 200 Introduction to American Studies
ANTH 205 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
HIST 101 World History to 1500
HIST 102 World History since 1500
REL 102 God, Meaning, and Morality
HUM 250 Modern Perspectives (options include: Greek, Renaissance)
HUM 251 Modern Perspectives (options include: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Human Rights)
HUM 252 Global Cultures
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
REL 101 Religions of the World
 
Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) ART 200 Art in General Culture
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
MUS 200 Music in General Culture
MUS 203 Music in America
MUS 206 Introduction to Global Music
THEA 210 Introduction to Theatre
     

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

Identify as many courses that interest you but do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area.

The American Experience -

Do you have, or are you waiting for, credit for U.S. History or U.S. Government? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

 
 

You indicated you have credit, or are waiting for credit results, for U.S. Government or U.S. History, proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule.

     

Select from the Cluster Four American Experience courses below. All are 4 credit hours.

HIST 225 U.S. History
POSC 225 U.S. Government - Do NOT enroll in this class and POSC 220 from the Global Experience.

 

   
The Global Experience (C4GE)
ANTH 195 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 200 Macroeconomics
POSC 200 Global Politics - Do NOT enroll in this class if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.
SOCI 110 Social Issues in a Global Context
 
     

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

Identify as many courses that interest you but do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. All courses are 3 credit hours.

     
Wellness Domain (C5WD) HTH 100 Personal Wellness - This course has a 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.
KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness - This course is one lecture meeting per week and one physical activity meeting per week. Fitness options include swim conditioning (must be a swimmer), indoor cycling, cardio/strength, yoga, boot camp and others. See the NOTES section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness option.
 
Socioculutral Domain (C5SD) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 160 Life Span Human Development
SOCI 140 Microsociology : The Individual in Society
     
     
Once your have made your selections, save and print this worksheet for use during your enrollment appointment.