This program is designed as a preparation for professional work in chemistry, graduate work in pure or applied chemistry, or as a core for pre-professional training in the health sciences or secondary education. Coupling this program with an appropriate minor allows students to enter related sciences such as biochemistry, oceanography, and the environmental or atmospheric sciences.
The chemistry core curriculum consists of coursework in general, organic, analytical and physical chemistry accompanied by a significant laboratory component plus study in either inorganic, biochemistry or instrumentation via limited electives. The remainder of the program consists of career supportive electives. The elective courses offered, and their sequence, depends on resources available and student demand.
The ideal high school preparation for a prospective chemistry major includes chemistry, physics and a minimum of three years of mathematics. To enter the chemistry program, students should test into Mth 111 or higher.
|Course Number||Course Description||Credit Hours||Offering Frequency|
|Ch 221, 222, 223||General Chemistry||12||twice annually|
|Ch 312||Quantitative Analysis||4||annually|
|Ch 313||Instrumental Analysis||4||annually|
|Ch 334, 335, 336||Organic Chemistry||12||annually|
|Ch 350||Chemical Literature||1||annually|
|Ch 440, 441, 442||Physical Chemistry||9||alternate years|
|Ch 461, 462, 463||Experimental Chemistry||6||alternate years|
|Mth 251, 252, 254||Calculus||14||annually|
|LIMITED ELECTIVES (6 hours from the following)|
|Ch 411, 412||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry||6||alternate years|
|Ch 450, 451||Biochemistry||6||annually|
|Ch 354||Computational Chemistry||2||alternate years|
|Ch 471||Chemical Instrumentation||4||alternate years|
|ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (3 hours from science/math/computer science)|
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