2009-2010 Chemistry Program (CHEM)

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

Faculty: William Deutschman, Paul Hooker (Chair), Robyn Hyde, Tricia Shepherd

Program Goals

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 minor 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 requirement is 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 and Lab
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab
4
4
4
4
4
4
IV. Electives 10-12
. Students must take two of the following three courses:

CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (3)

Students must choose an additional 3-4 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)
7-8





3- 4
V. Required Courses from Other Programs 20
. MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
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
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR 70-72

Recommended Plan of Study for Chemistry

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year CHEM 111 CHEM 112
Sophomore Year CHEM 303
PHYS 211
MATH 201
CHEM 304
PHYS 212
MATH 202
Junior Year CHEM 306
CHEM Elective
PHYS 309
CHEM 320
Senior Year CHEM 421
CHEM Elective
CHEM 422
CHEM Elective

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 (4)
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (3)
CHEM 401 Directed Studies (1-4)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (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 and Lab (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (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
EDUC 382 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science
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
EDUC 382 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science
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 (4)
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (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 (4)
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1-4)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (4)
.
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR 28-31