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Chemistry Program Courses

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Honors in Chemistry

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.

Physical Sciences Honors Track

PHY214 Mathematical Methods in Physics I

 8 credits of physical science, mathematics or computer science electives

Life Sciences Honors Track

BIO321 Molecular Cell Biology and Microscopy
CHE341 Biochemistry

 4-credit life science elective

Individually Designed Honors Track

A 12-credit program in a chemistry-related area of special interest, designed by the student and approved by the chemistry faculty.

Requirements for the Double Major with Middle School or Secondary Education

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.