2006 - 2007 Chemistry Program (CHEM)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Major | Academic Minor | Teaching Major | Teaching Minor | Course Descriptions

Faculty: Paul Hooker, Robyn Hyde, Tricia Shepherd

Program Goals

  • Content: Students will master basic chemical concepts and have knowledge of advanced chemical principles across a broad spectrum of chemistry disciplines.
  • Laboratory: Students, while working within a cooperative laboratory environment, will gain experience with modern lab methodologies, techniques and procedures and will advance their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Graduate/Professional School Preparation: Students will be prepared for admittance and success in graduate school, professional school, and nursing programs.
  • Communication: Students will be able to effectively communicate chemistry-related concepts and experimental results and conclusions in written, visual, and oral formats to scientists and non-scientists.
  • Leadership and Civic Responsibility: Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, a national perspective on chemistry issues, and their civic responsibilities.

Objectives

The Chemistry Program offers an academic major and a teaching major leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, the program offers an academic and a teaching minor in chemistry. The program provides (1) preparation for a professional career or graduate study in chemistry; (2) an understanding of basic chemistry concepts and experience in laboratory operations for those planning careers in related fields; (3) pre-professional study for those preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing; and (4) for those who wish to teach at the secondary level.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 2.3 GPA or better in courses required in the academic and teaching majors. Students choosing a double major or minor within the science program may not apply electives to more than one major or minor. Only classes listed under "required courses" that coincide between both majors/minors may be applied to both.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Major

To fulfill the requirements for a major in Chemistry, students must complete the following:

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The Physical Sciences LE requirements are fulfilled by meeting major requirements.


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Chemistry majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Chemistry Courses

8

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab

4
4

III.

Upper Division Chemistry Courses

24

CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II

4
4
4
4
4
4

IV.

Electives

8

Students must take one of the following two courses:

CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)

Students must choose an additional four credit hours of coursework from the following:

CHEM 300 Special Topics (2-4)
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (3)
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1 - 4)
CHEM 401 Directed Studies (1 - 4)
CHEM 430 Undergraduate Research (1 - 4)
CHEM 440 Internship (1 - 2)

4




4









V.

Required Courses from Other Programs

24

MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and Lab
PHYS 212 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and Lab
PHYS 309 Mathematical Methods of Physics

4
4
4
4
4
4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

72

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

16

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab

4
4
4
4

II.

Electives

8

Choose four hours from the following:

CHEM 300 Special Topics (2-4)
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (5)
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (3)
CHEM 401 Directed Studies (1-4)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 430 Undergraduate Research (1 - 4)
CHEM 440 Internship (1-4)

Choose at least four additional hours from the following:

CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II (4)

4













4






TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

24

Teaching Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The Physical Sciences LE requirement is fulfilled by meeting major requirements.


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Chemistry Teaching majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Chemistry Courses

8

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab

4
4

III.

Upper Division Chemistry Courses

15

CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab
CHEM 352 Methods of Teaching Physical Sciences

4
4
4
3

IV.

Electives

13 - 16

Complete four additional courses selected from:

CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II



4
4
4
1-4
4
4

V.

Required Courses from Other Programs

16

MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
PHYS 151 Principles of Physics I and Lab
PHYS 152 Principles of Physics II and Lab

4
4
4
4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR

60 - 63

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

19

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab
CHEM 352 Methods of Teaching Physical Sciences
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II

4
4
3
4
4

II.

Electives

9 - 12

Choose three additional courses selected from:

CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II



4
4
4
4
4
4
1 - 4
4
4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR

28 - 31