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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
 
Chair: Andrzej Wierzbicki (251) 460-6181
Professors: J. Davis, Jackson, Wierzbicki
Associate Professors: Cioffi, Forbes, Hoffman
Assistant Professors: Barletta, Coym, Lee, Stenson, Sykora
Senior Instructor: P. Davis
Instructors: Merritt, Roe
 
Department of Chemistry web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/chemistry
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
The chemistry curriculum is designed for students seeking a liberal education as well as for those students requiring more specialized training and skills. The courses provide the foundation necessary for those planning careers as chemists and biochemists following graduation, for students planning to further their education through advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, related sciences, and for those in other professional fields. Two basic curricula are offered for chemistry majors:
1.  the American Chemical Society certified degree program in Chemistry is available for those students seeking technical positions in chemistry, as well as for those planning to attend graduate school, or
2. a Biochemistry Option track is available for students strongly interested in the interface of chemistry and biomedical or biological sciences, especially for students anticipating going to graduate school in medical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, or other life sciences.
Students pursuing a degree in Chemistry also must have minor in another discipline.
 
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: New Student Seminar as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY (ACS CERTIFIED)
A minimum of 43 semester hours in Chemistry beyond the CH 132 and CH 132L or CH 141 and CH 141L course level as listed below:
       
CH 131, 131L 3, 1 hrs    
CH 132, 132L 3, 1 hrs    
Or CH 141, 141L 4, 1 hrs    
CH 150 2 hrs CH 201, 201L 202, 202L

3, 1, 3, 1 hrs

CH 265, 265L 3, 1 hrs CH 301, 301L, 302, 302L 3, 1, 3, 1 hrs
CH 401, 401L 3, 1 hrs CH 465, 465L 3, 2 hrs
CH 440 3 hrs CH 492, 493 1, 1 hrs
CH 494 4 hrs    
       
Electives: In addition to these courses above, a student must choose one other 400 level chemistry course to satisfy the degree program requirements.
 
Mathematics: Two semesters of Calculus (MA 125, MA 126).
 
Physics: Two semesters of calculus-based Physics (PH 201, PH 202). Students planning to attend graduate school interested in either physical chemistry or analytical chemistry are encouraged to take the third semester of physics (PH 303).
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY (BIOCHEMISTRY TRACK)
A minimum of 41 semester hours in Chemistry beyond the CH 132 and CH 132L or CH 141 and CH 141L course level, as listed below:
 
CH 131, 131L 3, 1 hrs    
CH 132, 132L 3, 1 hrs    
Or CH 141, 141L 4, 1 hrs    
CH 150 2 hrs CH 201, 201L, 202, 202L 3, 1, 3, 1 hrs
CH 265, 265L 3, 1 hrs CH 300, 300L 3, 1 hrs
CH 403 3 hrs CH 440, 441 3, 3 hrs
CH 443 3 hrs CH 465, 465L 3, 2 hrs
CH 394/494 4 hrs CH 492, 493 1, 1 hrs
       
Mathematics: Two Semesters of Calculus (MA 125, MA 126)
 
Physics: Two Semesters of calculus-based Physics (PH 201, PH 202)
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMISTRY MAJORS
Areas I, II, and IV of the General Education Requirements for Chemistry are specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section. Note that Area III requirements (Mathematics and Natural Sciences) are fulfilled by the major requirements specified above.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN CHEMISTRY
A minimum of 12 semester hours in Chemistry beyond the CH 132 and CH 132L or CH 141 and CH 141L course level is required. This minor will consist of CH 201 and CH 201L, CH 202 and CH 202L, and CH 265 and CH 265L. Students are advised to consult with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
 
GRADUATE STUDIES
Although the Department of Chemistry has no graduate degree programs, courses are offered at the graduate level for those students who need such work.
 
 

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