2013–2014 Chemistry Program (CHEM)

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

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

Program Goals

Objectives

The Chemistry Program offers an academic 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) preparation 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 major. 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.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Chemistry major:

Academic Major

To fulfill the requirements for a major in Chemistry, students must complete the following as well as demonstrate competency in MATH 141 and 142:


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses    
The Physical Sciences LE requirement is fulfilled by meeting major requirements.    

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

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

   
II. Lower Division Chemistry Courses 8  
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
III. Upper Division Chemistry Courses 24  
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
IV. Electives 12  
Students must take two of the following three courses: (8)    
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)   BIOL 205 (pre-2011: BIOL 105); CHEM 304
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (3)   PHYS 211, or both PHYS 151 & MATH 201 (LE)
Students must choose an additional 4 credit hours of coursework from
the following:
   
CHEM 300 Special Topics (2–4)   consent of instructor
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)   BIOL 205 (pre-2011: BIOL 105); CHEM 304
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (4)   PHYS 211, or both PHYS 151 and MATH 201
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1–4)   consent of instructor
CHEM 401 Directed Studies (1–4)   senior standing, consent of instructor and school dean

CHEM 430 Undergraduate Research (1–4)

  consent of faculty mentor
CHEM 440 Internship (1–2)   junior/senior standing, see course description
V. Required Courses from Other Programs 20  
MATH 201 Calculus I (4)—offered every semester   MATH 142 (LE) or consent of instructor or placement test
MATH 202 Calculus II (4)—offered every semester   MATH 201 or 201B (LE) or placement test
PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and Lab (4)   MATH 141–142 (LE), co-requisites: MATH 201–202(LE)
PHYS 212 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and Lab (4)   MATH 141–142 (LE), co requisites: MATH 201–202 (LE)
PHYS 309 Mathematical Methods of Physics (4)   MATH 202 and PHYS 211
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR 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 Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 16  
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
II. Electives 8  
Choose four hours from the following:    
CHEM 300 Special Topics (2–4)   Consent of instructor
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)   BIOL 205 (pre-2011: BIOL 105;) CHEM 304
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (4)   PHYS 211, or both PHYS 151 and MATH 201
CHEM 401 Directed Studies (1–4)   senior standing, consent of instructor and school dean
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
CHEM 430 Undergraduate Research (1–4)   consent of faculty mentor
CHEM 440 Internship (1–4)   junior/senior standing, see course description
Choose at least four additional hours from the following:    
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)   BIOL 205 (pre-2011: BIOL 105; CHEM 304
CHEM 370 Scientific Computing (4)   PHYS 211, or both PHYS 252 and MATH 201
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR 24  

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 19  
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II and Lab (4)   co-requisite: MATH 141 (LE)
EDUC 382 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science (3)   consent of instructor
MATH 201 Calculus I (4)—offered every semester   MATH 142 (LE) or consent of
instructor, or placement test
MATH 202 Calculus II (4)—offered every semester   MATH 142 (LE) or consent of
instructor, or placement test
II. Electives 9–12  
Choose three additional courses selected from:    
CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 306 Quantitative Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112; PHYS 151 or 211
CHEM 320 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4)   CHEM 111, 112
CHEM 350 Biochemistry and Lab (4)   BIOL 205 (pre-2011: BIOL 105); CHEM 304
CHEM 400 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1–4)   consent of instructor
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry I and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry II and Lab (4)   CHEM 112; MATH 202; PHYS 212, 309
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR 28–31