Typical Paths

10 Sample Schedules fulfilling the MOL major

There are numerous possible combinations/permutations, in addition to the sample schedules shown below. Note that MOL 214 and MOL 345 are, in general, offered in both the fall and spring semesters.

No Chemistry AP

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 201, COS 126CHM 202, MOL 214
 SophomoreCHM 303CHM  304/304B, MOL 348 or PHY 108, SML 201
 JuniorMOL 345, MOL 350, Junior independent workMOL 342, MOL 348 or PHY 108, Junior independent work
 SeniorMOL departmental, Senior thesis researchMol departmental, Senior thesis research

Chemistry AP 4

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanMOL 214/215CHM 202/215, SML 201
 SophomoreCHM 303, COS 126CHM 304/304B, MOL 348 or PHY 108
 JuniorMOL 345, MOL 350MOL 342, MOL 348 or PHY 108
 SeniorDepartmentalDepartmental

Chemistry AP 5

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 303, COS 126CHM 304/304B, MOL 214
 SophomoreMOL 345MOL 348, PHY 108, SML 201
 JuniorMOL 350, MOL departmental, Junior independent workMOL 342, MOL departmental, Junior independent work
 SeniorSenior thesis researchSenior thesis research

Premed Paths

Sample schedules include courses relevant for fulfilling the MOL requirements. Students should consult the Preparing for a Career in the Health Professions guide from Health Professions Advising for the complete list of recommended coursework.

Pre-med, no Chemistry AP

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 201, COS 126CHM 202, MOL 214
 SophomoreCHM 303, EEB 211CHM 304/304B, MOL 348, SML 201
 JuniorPHY 101/103
MOL 345, MOL 350, Junior independent work
MOL 342, PHY 108, Junior independent work
 SeniorMOL departmental, Senior thesis researchMOL departmental, Senior thesis research

Pre-med, Chemistry AP 4

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanEEB 211, COS 126CHM 202/215, MOL 214
 SophomoreCHM 303, PHY 101/103CHM 304/304B, PHY 108, SML 201
 JuniorMOL 345, MOL 350MOL 342, MOL 348
 SeniorDepartmentalDepartmental

Pre-med, Chemistry AP 5

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 303, COS 126CHM 304/304B, MOL 214
 SophomoreMOL 345, PHY 101/103MOL 348, PHY 108
 JuniorMOL 350, EEB 211, Junior independent workMOL 342, SML 201, Junior independent work
 SeniorMOL departmental, Senior thesis researchMOL departmental, Senior thesis research

Pre-med, Chemistry AP 5 (defer Orgo to sophomore year)

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanEEB 211, COS 126MOL 214, SML 201
 SophomoreCHM 303, PHY 101/103CHM 304/304B, PHY 108
 JuniorMOL 345, MOL 350MOL 342, MOL 348
 SeniorDepartmentalDepartmental

† For students with AP biology credit, MOL 214, MOL 345, and MOL 350 are sufficient to fullfill the pre-med biology requirement and EEB 211 may be omitted.

¶The pre-med physics requirement can currently be fulfilled by AP physics credit and PHY 108, or by PHY 101/103 and PHY 108. 


Study Abroad Paths

Study abroad, no Chemistry AP

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 201, COS 126CHM 202, MOL 214
 SophomoreCHM 303, MOL 345§CHM 304B, SML 201
 JuniorAbroad#MOL 342, MOL 348, PHY 108
 SeniorDepartmental x2Departmental

Study abroad, Chemistry AP 4

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanMOL 214/215CHM 202/215, SML 201
 SophomoreCHM 303, COS 126CHM 304/304B, MOL 345§
 JuniorAbroad#MOL 342, MOL 348, PHY 108
 SeniorDepartmental x2Departmental

Study abroad, Chemistry AP 5

 YearFallSpring
 FreshmanCHM 303, COS 126CHM 304B, MOL 214
 SophomoreMOL 345§, PHY 108MOL 348, SML 201
 JuniorAbroad#MOL 342, Departmental
 SeniorDepartmental Departmental

#Students who do research abroad can substitute this experience for MOL 350. A final research project report is required. Students are also required to complete the equivalent of the fall JP through a tutorial while they are abroad.

§The Oxford exchange program strongly recommends that students take MOL 345 prior to matriculating at Oxford.