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Chemistry Major Requirements

Students who graduate with a B.S. in chemistry are expected to be able to:

 

  1. Comprehend the fundamental principles underlying all chemical processes.
  2. Apply the broad and rapidly expanding body of chemical knowledge.
  3. Analyze and critique specific information in the chemical literature.
  4. Design experiments and collect information related to chemical phenomena.
  5. Interpret and evaluate information obtained in experiments in terms of current chemical theory and concepts.
  6. Communicate orally and in writing specific information obtained in experiments and the interpretation of experimental results. 

 

CHEMISTRY MAJOR (120 Credits)

I. CORE CURRICULUM (34-41 Credits) ..........................................................34-41

II. FRESHMAN GRADUATION REQUIREMENT (0-3 Credits)

Minimum grade of C is required.

UNIV 110 The First-Year Experience .................................... 3

UNIV 110 is required for all new entering freshmen and for new transfer students with fewer

than 12 transfer credits unless the transfer student has satisfactorily completed a college

transition course.

III. FOUNDATION COURSES (23-35 Credits)*

Minimum grade of C required for all foundation courses.

CHEM 111/111L* General Chemistry I/Laboratory.............. 4

CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry II/Laboratory .............. 4

CHEM 150* Communication in Physical Science................ 3

MATH 160* Calculus I................................................................. 4

MATH 161 Calculus II.................................................................. 4

MATH 260 Calculus III .................................................................4

PHYS 211/211L Essentials of Physics I/Laboratory.............. 4

PHYS 212/212L Essentials of Physics II/Laboratory ..............4

*Credits for courses taken as part of the Core Curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

IV. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (33-43 Credits)

Minimum grade of C required for all major requirement courses.

CHEM 311Inorganic Chemistry......................................................3

CHEM 321/321L Quantitative Analysis/Laboratory .................... 4

CHEM 331/331L General Organic Chemistry I/Laboratory....... 4

CHEM 332/332L General Organic Chemistry II/Laboratory ..... 4

CHEM 351/351L Biochemistry I/Laboratory ................................ 4

CHEM 399 Independent Study ....................................................1-6

CHEM 422/422L Instrumental Analysis/Laboratory................... 4

CHEM 441/441L Physical Chemistry I/Laboratory..................... 4

CHEM 442/442L Physical Chemistry II/Laboratory ................... 4

CHEM 499 Directed Undergraduate Research ......................1-6

Students are required to choose an additional 8 credits in two or more Chemistry courses at the 300 level or above. CHEM 301 Workshop Leader Training and CHEM 399 Independent Study are not acceptable.

(8 Credits) ......................................................................................... 8

V. ELECTIVES (2-17 Credits) ....................................................2-17

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED ...................................................... 120

 


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