Chemistry - Degree Requirements
59 Semester Hours Minimum
|CHEM 301||General Chemistry I||MATH 302||Calculus I|
|CHEM 302||General Chemistry II||MATH 303||Calculus II|
|CHEM 403||Organic Chemistry I||and|
|CHEM 404||Organic Chemistry II||MATH 420||Differential Equations|
|CHEM 405||Quantitative Analysis||or|
|CHEM 406||Instrumental Analysis||MATH 400||Linear Algebra|
|CHEM 411||Junior Research||PHYS 301||General Physics I|
|CHEM 501||Physical Chemistry I||or|
|CHEM 502||Physical Chemistry II||PHYS 303||Calculus-Based General Physics I|
|CHEM 505||Senior Inorganic Chemistry||PHYS 302||General Physics II|
|(Students entering the medical or field may substitute CHEM 503 for CHEM 505 and CHEM 508)||or|
|CHEM 507||Senior Seminar||PHYS 304||Calculus-Based General Physics II|
|CHEM 508||Senior Inorganic Laboratory|
|CHEM 511||Senior Research|
|COMP||An approved course in Computer
|CHEM 301||General Chemistry I||CHEM 302||General Chemistry II|
|Additional courses as determined by the student and the Chemistry Chair.|
The 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.