Chemistry

Bradley Chamberlain (department head)

The program of instruction offered by the chemistry department is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

Required for a major: CHEM 201 (or 151 and 152) 202, 241, 242, 361, 365, 490; a total of eight hours, drawn from at least three of the four categories below; and an advanced lab, which can include an approved summer research experience, or one of 349, 366, 379, 389, or 490L if taken in addition to the eight hours above.

Biochemistry: 301, 349

Physical Chemistry: 351, 362, 366

Chemical Analysis: 344, 345

Inorganic Chemistry: 379, 472, 473, 474

In addition, one year of calculus (MATH 151 and 152) and a year of physics (PHYS 151 and 152, or PHYS 181 and 182) are required for the major. Writing requirement completed with CHEM 365.

(ACS Certified) Students wishing to be certified by the American Chemical Society should complete the requirements for the major, plus all of the following courses: CHEM 301, 344, 345, 351, 362, 366, 472, 473, 474, plus 2 credits in CHEM 349, 379 or CHEM 389.

Required for a minor: CHEM 151, 152, 202, 241, (CHEM 201 may be taken in place of CHEM 151 and 152), and four hours of chemistry in courses numbered above 300.

Writing Requirement: CHEM 365 is designated to fulfill the writing requirement and includes multiple writing projects.

Preparation for professional/graduate study: Students who need a full year of general chemistry for professional school must take either CHEM 151 and 152 or CHEM 201 and 202. Students considering going on to a graduate program in chemistry should consider taking additional courses beyond the minimum listed above. Students interested in teaching should see the education department for secondary education minor requirements.