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Major Areas of Study: CHEMISTRY


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

101. Joy of Chemistry
105. Issues In the Chemical Sciences (4)
108. General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (4)
111, 112. General Chemistry I, II (4, 4)
115. Organic/Biochemistry (4)
200. Laboratory Safety (1)
213. 214. Organic Chemistry I, II (4, 4)
235. Environmental Chemistry (4)
240. Topics in Forensic Chemistry (1)
295. Chemistry Research (1-4)
315, 316. Physical Chemistry I, II (4, 3)
335. Analytical Chemistry (4)
355. Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry (3)
418. Biochemistry (4)
419. Biochemistry II (3)
440. Topics in Forensic Chemistry (1)
441. Forensic Chemistry Laboratory (3)
425. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
445. Topics in Modern Chemistry (3)
454. Chemistry Seminar and Literature Research (2)
455. Chemistry Senior and Laboratory Research (4)

Major Requirements (36-37 credit hours in chemistry, including)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 335, 355, 454, 455
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Math 190, 200
  • Chemistry elective: one course from 316, 418,419, 425, 441, 445
  • Recommended electives: Math 140; CPSC 111; a world language

American Chemical Society certification (43-44 hours in chemistry, including)

  • Requirements:
    • CHEM 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 316, 335, 355, 418 or 419, 425, 441, 445
  • Recommended electives:
    • CHEM 418 or 419, 441, 445
    • MATH 140 or 340
    • CPSC 111
    • A world language, preferably German


Minor Requirements (19 hours)

  • Chemistry 111, 112
  • Chemistry electives: 11 hours (excluding 101, 105, or 108, and including a minimum of three hours at 300-level or above

Teacher Licensure Requirements

  • Teacher Licensure - Physical Sciences: Chemistry or Integrated Science. Contact the chemistry department or education department for specific course requirements.

 

Suggested tracks to complete a chemistry major:

American Chemical Society Certification-Biochemistry Track (43-44 credit hours in chemistry)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 335, 355, 418, 419, 316 or 425, 454, 455
  • Math 190, 200
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Computer Science 111, 220
  • Biology 108, 112, 226, 375

Pre-Health Track (Pre-med, Pre-vet, Pre-dent) (36-37 credit hours in chemistry)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 335, 355, 418 or 419, 316, 454, 455
  • Math 190, 200
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Biology 108, 112, 226
  • Additional Pre-dent requirements: BIOL 121, 122, Math 140
  • Additional Pre-vet requirements: Biology 312, Math 140
  • Recommended electives: Biology 213, 306, 312, 375; Chemistry 418, 419; Math 140; Psychology 101

Pre-Pharmacy Track (37 credit hours in chemistry)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 335, 355, 418 or 419, 454, 455
  • Math 190, 200, (140 recommended)
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Biology 112, 108, 121 or 122, 312

Forensic Chemistry Track (45 credit hours in chemistry)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 240, 315, 335, 419, 425, 440, 441, 454, 455, or internship in forensic science
  • Math 190, 200
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Criminal Justice 101, 331
  • Recommended electives: Additional criminal justice courses, biology courses, and math statistics

Neurochemistry Track (36-37 credit hours in chemistry)

  • Chemistry 111, 112, 213, 214, 315, 335, 355, 418 or 419, 454, 455
  • Math 190, 200
  • Physics 121, 122
  • Biology 108, 112, 226, 368
  • Neuroscience 386
  • Recommended electives: Neuroscience 201; Chemistry 418, 419; Biology 375; Psychology 101

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, which are required of all students to graduate.

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