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 Chemistry Undergraduate Studies

  

 Our curriculum is designed for students seeking a liberal education, as well as for those requiring more specialized training and skills.

 These courses provide the necessary foundation for students planning careers as chemists and biochemists, for those interested in

 furthering their education through advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, and related sciences, as  well as for those in other  

 professional fields.

 Two basic curricula are offered for chemistry majors: 

  1. The American Chemical Society (ACS) 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 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 must also have a minor in another discipline.

 Note: All first-time freshmen with less than 15 semester hours are required to successfully complete CAS 100: New Student Seminar.

 Requirements for a major in Chemistry (ACS certified)

 

Directed Studies Form

(CH 394/494/499)

 

 

 

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 hours

                                                                                             CH 132, 132L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             (or CH 141, 141L)             4, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 150                               2 hours

                                                                                             CH 265, 265L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 201, 201L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 202, 202L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 301, 301L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 302, 302L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 401, 401L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 440                               3 hours

                                                                                             CH 465, 465L                    3, 2 hours

                                                                                             CH 492, 493                      1, 1 hours

                                                                                             CH 494                               4 hours

Electives: In addition to these courses, a student must choose one other 400 level (3 hour) chemistry course to satisfy the degree program requirements.

Mathematics: Two semesters of Calculus (MA 125, MA 126) are required.

Physics: Two semesters of calculus-based Physics (PH 201, PH 202). Students planning to attend graduate school interested in either physical 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 hours

                                                                                               CH 132, 132L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                               (or CH 141, 141L)             4, 1 hours

                                                                                               CH 150                               2 hours

                                                                                               CH 265, 265L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                               CH 201, 201L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                               CH 202, 202L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                               CH 301, 301L                    3, 1 hours

                                                                                               (or CH 302, 302L)

                                                                                               CH 403                               3 hours

                                                                                               CH 440                               3 hours

                                                                                               CH 441, 443                      3, 3 hours

                                                                                               CH 465, 465L                    3, 2 hours  

                                                                                               CH 394/494                       4 hours

                                                                                               CH 492/493                       1, 1 hours

 Mathematics: Two semesters of Calculus (MA 125, MA 126) are required.                          

 Physics: Two semesters of calculus-based Physics (PH 201, PH 202).  

     

                                                     

Chemistry Senior Thesis Program

This program is designed to stimulate analytical and critical thinking, offering motivated and focused undergraduate students the opportunity to develop research and  communication skills in preparation for a graduate or professional career. To apply for admission to the program, a student must meet specified criteria. Please see your Academic Bulletin for details.                                                          

                     

 

 

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