The chemistry major and minor programs are designed to prepare students for: (1) graduate work in chemistry; (2) admission to medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools; (3) employment in laboratory oriented positions in government and industry; and (4) teaching secondary school chemistry, provided teaching certification requirements of the School of Education are fulfilled. The chemistry program also provides course offerings in chemistry required by major programs in agriculture, biology, engineering, nursing and other health-related sciences. Chemistry Majors must have a “C” or better in all courses required of the major.”
It is recommended that chemistry majors planning to pursue graduate work in chemistry complete one year of a modern language, (French, German or Russian). Courses in applied mathematics and computer science and as many upper division courses in chemistry and physics as the student’s schedule will permit are also highly recommended.
It is very important for new and transfer students who elect chemistry as a major to contact the chemistry major program advisor for advisement immediately after declaring this major.
GOAL 1: Demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental concepts of chemistry and its relevance to the scientific method and other fields in science with the following objectives:
GOAL 2: Demonstrate the skills to make observations, experimentation, collect and collate data, analyze and interpret data in a safe chemical environment with the following objectives:
GOAL 3: Demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate, formulate, and communicate scientific information using computer, written and oral communication skills with the following objectives:
GOAL 4: Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and the ability to use chemical knowledge and mathematical skills to identify, evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate data and abstract ideas in solving problems with the following objectives:
GOAL 5: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in advanced instrumentation, applications, interpretation, and experimental design to address scientific queries in chemistry, industry, the environment, health, and related fields with the following objectives:
GOAL 6: Demonstrate a sense of exploration and research approach that enables students to pursue lifelong learning in chemistry with the following objectives:
GOAL 7: Demonstrate interaction skills and teamwork with the following objectives:
Required Courses (57 credit hours): CH102-102L, CH103-103L, CH310a-b, CH311, CH312, CH330-330L, CH450a-b, CH451, CH491 and MA203, MA204, MA205 and PH210, PH211, PH251, and PH252.
Electives (5 credit hours): Upper division Chemistry (CH) courses or program approved Physics (PH) courses.
Courses (30 credit hours): CH102-102L, CH103-103L, CH310a-b, CH311, CH312, CH330-330L and CH491, and MA161a-b.
Electives (4 credit hours): Any upper division course(s) in Chemistry (CH).