To earn the major in chemistry, a student will complete one of the three concentrations (biochemistry, health professions, or professional) below while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 within the major. Students double majoring in chemistry and another science major such as biology or physics should consult with the Chemistry Department chair for specific requirements, since some courses taken in one major program may satisfy requirements in the other major.
Requirements for the professional concentration include:
|CHE100||First Semester Seminar in Chemistry|
|CHE111, 112||Principles of Chemistry I, II|
|CHE211, 212||Organic Chemistry I, II|
|CHE311, 312||Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis|
|CHE315, 316||Physical Chemistry I, II|
|CHE391, 392||Junior Seminar I, II|
|CHE491, 492||Senior Seminar I, II|
|MAT141, 142||Calculus I, II|
|PHY121, 122||Introductory Physics I, II|
Eight credits from the following:
CHE341, 37x, 47x or approved courses in any science or mathematics at the 200 level or higher.
To earn honors in chemistry a student will complete the professional concentration, including CHE471, 472 Research I, II as the electives, along with 12 credits of coursework from one of the three honors tracks listed below. In addition, the student will write an honors thesis based on work done in CHE471, 472 and make a formal oral presentation of this work. The minimum GPA for honors candidates is 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall. See department faculty for details.
|PHY214||Mathematical Methods in Physics I|
8 credits of physical science, mathematics or computer science electives
|BIO321||Molecular Cell Biology and Microscopy|
4-credit life science elective
A 12-credit program in a chemistry-related area of special interest, designed by the student and approved by the chemistry faculty.
Students pursuing licensure in middle school or secondary education and chemistry will substitute CHE341 Biochemistry for CHE411 Inorganic Chemistry, and may use education courses to satisfy the requirement of eight credits of chemistry electives for the professional concentration. See Chemistry and Education Department chairs for other required courses.