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Chemistry

For Chemistry course descriptions, see the 2005-2007 Academic Course Catalog.

ACS Concentration (63 credits)

This concentration is especially appropriate for those students intending to pursue graduate work in chemistry and related fields, and for those seeking immediate employment in chemical industry or government laboratories.

Check when completed.

____ CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
____ CHEM 234, General Chemistry II (4) (QR)
____ CHEM 235, Organic Chemistry I (4)
____ CHEM 236, Organic Chemistry II (4)
____ CHEM 320, Chemical Literature (1)
____ CHEM 333, Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4)
____ CHEM 334, Quantum Chemistry and Structure of Matter (4)
____ CHEM 335, Analytical Chemistry (4)
____ CHEM 336, Advanced Analytical Chemistry (4)
____ CHEM 341, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
____ BCHM 321 Biochemistry 1 (4)
____ 2 credits in Laboratory Research ( 351, 375, or 398)
(43 credits)

Required Supporting Courses:

____ PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
____ PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4)
____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
____ MATH 124, Probability and Statistics MT (4) or MATH 239, Linear Algebra (4)
(20 credits)
(63 total credits)


Traditional Concentration (50 credits)

This concentration is intended for those who have a strong interest in chemistry, but are not necessarily planning to continue thier study of chemistry at the graduate level. It can be recommended for those planning careers in any of the medical fields, secondary education, patent law, government service, environmental science, as well as management-level positions in the chemical industry.

____ CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
____ CHEM 234, General Chemistry II (4) (QR)
____ CHEM 235, Organic Chemistry I (4)
____ CHEM 236, Organic Chemistry II (4)
____ CHEM 320, Chemical Literature (1)
____ CHEM 333, Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4)

ORCHEM 334, Quantum Chemistry and Structure of Matter (4)

____ CHEM 335, Analytical Chemistry (4)
____ CHEM 350, Library Research and Seminar (1)

OR CHEM 351, Laboratory Research and Seminar (1)
OR CHEM 398, Honors Senior Essay, Research, or Creative Project (4)

Two additional courses selected from:
____ ___________________________________ (Select from courses below)
____ ___________________________________

BCHM 321, Biochemistry 1 (4)
CHEM 333, Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4)
CHEM 334, Quantum Chemistry and the Structure of Matter (4)
CHEM 336, Advanced Analytical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 338, Polymer Chemistry (4)
CHEM 341, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)

(34-35 credits)

Required Supporting Courses:

One of the following sequences:

____ Sequence I (preferred)
PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4)
____ Sequence II
PHYS 105, Physics for the Life Sciences I (4) NS
PHYS 106, Physics for the Life Sciences II (4)

____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
(16 credits)
(50-51 total credits)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Senior majors are required to give a seminar presentation on their laboratory or library research and to take a comprehensive exam in Chemistry.


Minor in Chemistry (25 credits)

____ CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
____ CHEM 234, General Chemistry II (4) (QR)
____ CHEM 235, Organic Chemistry I (4)
____ CHEM 236, Organic Chemistry II (4)
____ CHEM 320, Chemical Literature (1)
____ CHEM 335, Analytical Chemistry (4)

One of the following courses:
____ ___________________________________ (Select from courses below)

BCHM 321, Biochemistry 1 (4)
CHEM 333, Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4)
CHEM 334, Quantum Chemistry and the Structure of Matter (4)
CHEM 336, Advanced Analytical Chemistry (4)

(25 credits)


Suggested first semester program of study:

CORE 100 or HONR 100, Symposium (4)
CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)

Suggested second semester program of study:
CORE 101 or HONR 101, Symposium (4)
CHEM 234, General Chemistry II (4) (QR)
MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
Foreign language or other Core requirement (4)

For more information, see the Chemistry Department website.