Degree Programs

Chemistry in 2012-14 Catalog

The Majors

Bachelor of Science Requirements

CHEM 131–132
CHEM 231–232
CHEM 330, 331, 332, 431, 445
One additional course numbered above 300
Completion of a research project (at least 3 credits of CHEM 378, 1 credit of CHEM 478).

Students must register for at least 1 credit of research during the May Term of their junior year.

Four semesters of chemistry seminar, CHEM 394, and a satisfactory thesis.

During the senior year, each major must take the major field examination for chemistry. To fulfill this requirement, students must take either CHEM 477 or CHEM 478.

Related Field Requirements

MATH 119 or 121, MATH122 (MATH 221 and 235 or 241 are recommended.)
PHYS 220–221 (or PHYS 231-232. PHYS 233 is recommended.)

The ACS-Approved Major

The Chemistry Department is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). To be certified as having met the requirements for professional training in chemistry established by the Committee for Professional Training of the ACS, a student must complete the following courses in addition to completing the Bachelor of Science requirements and related field requirements described above: CHEM 431, CHEM 320, one additional course numbered above 300 (CHEM 345, 425, or 460) and at least 5 credits of CHEM 378. Related area requirements: MATH 119 or 121, MATH 122, (MATH 221, 235, 241, and 311 are recommended; PHYS 231, 232, 233 recommended) or PHYS 220-221.  

The Minor

To earn a minor in chemistry students must complete the following courses:

CHEM 131–132
CHEM 231–232

At least two other courses (totaling at least 6 credits) chosen from the following: CHEM 301, 320, 330, 331, 332, 345, 425, 431, 445, or 378 (up to 4 credits).



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