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Chemistry - Degree Requirements

MAJOR
CHEMISTRY
59 Semester Hours Minimum
CHEM 301 General Chemistry I MATH 302 Calculus I
CHEM 302 General Chemistry II MATH 303 Calculus II  and
CHEM 403 Organic Chem I MATH 420 Differential Equations -OR-
CHEM  404 Organic Chem II MATH 400 Linear Algebra
CHEM 405 Quantitative Analysis PHYS 301 General Physics I  -OR-
CHEM 406 Instrumental Analysis PHYS 303 Calculus-Based General Phys I
CHEM 411 Junior Research PHYS 302 General Phys II -OR-
CHEM 501 Physical Chem I PHYS 304 Calculus-Based Gen. Phys II
CHEM 502 Physical Chem II    
CHEM 505

Senior Inorganic Chem
(Students in med. field may sub.
Chem 503 for Chem 505 &508)

   
CHEM 507 Senior Seminar    
CHEM 508 Senior Inorganic Lab    
CHEM 511 Senior Research    
COMP An approved course in CIS    
MINOR
24 Semester Hours Minimum
CHEM 301 General Chemistry I CHEM 302 General Chemistry II
Additional courses as determined by the student and the chair of Chemistry Dept.

 

      


Chemistry (CHEM)

Dr. BeamThe curriculum in Chemistry includes a course in general chemistry and further study in each of the 5 major fields of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Pfeiffer's laboratory facilities are excellent for an undergraduate program. Furthermore, majors get experience in using all instruments.

The Chemistry major prepares students for continued study at the graduate level or for employment in the industry. The Chemistry major (like Biology) is one that may be pursued by pre-professional students who are interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry or pharmacy. Students interested in these fields who major in Chemistry should take at least 4 courses in Biology. Completion of the bachelor's degree in Chemistry must be followed by admission to, and successful completion of, appropriate professional studies and training.