Aug 17, 2018  
Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Catalog 2018-2019

Chemistry B.A.


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  1. Fulfill the general college requirements
     
  2. Complete the following:
     
    1. a core curriculum consisting of CH 125 , CH 221 CH 222 , CH 214  or CH 314 , CH 232 CH 332 CH 333 , CH 377 CH 378 ; and three additional Chemistry courses at the 300-level totaling together at least nine credits.  At least two of the three 300-electives must be courses other than CH 371 CH 385 , and CH 399 ;
    2. A minimum of one Mathematics course: MA 113  or above (course with MA 113  prerequisite); and
    3. PY 207 PY 208 .


The Chemistry Major with Biochemistry Concentration:

Students choosing the biochemistry concentration within the chemistry major are required to:

  1. Fulfill the general college requirements.
     
  2. Complete the following:
     
    1. a core curriculum consisting of CH 125 , CH 221 CH 222 ; CH 330  or CH 332 ; CH 341 CH 342 CH 343 , CH 377 CH 378 , and two electives from the following list (minimum of six credits in total): CH 214 CH 232 , CH 251 , CH 301 CH 314 CH 323  or 324 CH 331  or 333 CH 351 CH 352 CH 353 CH 371 , CH 399 , BI 309 BI 311 BI 337 BI 338 BI 341 BI 342 BI 343 BI 344 BI 351  (when a Biomolecular Topic), BI 352  (when a Biomolecular Topic), BI 360 BI 361 BI 362 BI 363 BI 368 HP 312 , HP 361 (when a Biomolecular Topic), NS 312  (when a Biomolecular Topic), NS 314  and NS 315 . One of the two elective courses must be at the 300-level and one must be a CH listed course.  If CH 330 is taken, the CH elective must include a laboratory.  One of the two electives must be a course other than CH 371 CH 385 , and CH 399 ;
    2. BI 105, BI 106 BI 107 BI 108 , and one from among BI 242 BI 244 BI 245 BI 246 BI 247 BI 252  when a Biomolecular topic), ( NS 201 ;
    3. A minimum of one Mathematics course: MA 113  or above (course with MA 113  prerequisite); and
    4. PY 207 PY 208 .


WRITING IN THE MAJOR REQUIREMENT: For both the chemistry major and the chemistry major (with biochemistry concentration) students are required to communicate scientific ideas (written and oral) in a manner that meets international chemistry standards. Professional chemists give oral presentations, prepare written reports, submit grant proposals and publish results in scholarly journals. In fulfilling the writing requirement in the major, students will learn to: 1) write about scientific observations and conclusions in the style and format of an experienced chemist; 2) maintain a properly written laboratory notebook; 3) write formal laboratory reports in the format and style of a paper in a scholarly chemistry journal. Chemistry majors will complete the requirements for Writing in the Major upon the successful completion of the following Writing-Enhanced courses: CH 125 , CH 222 ; and CH 333  or CH 341 .

American Chemical Society certification is available for both of the above courses of study. Interested students should consult the department chair concerning any additional requirements. Students considering graduate school are also encouraged to take chemistry electives beyond the requirements for the major and should consult their faculty mentors for advice.

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