Chemistry Major

All students majoring in Chemistry must choose one (1) of the three (3) concentrations: ACS-Approved Program, General Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

ACS-APPROVED PROGRAM (CHA)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 497 Chemical Research I
CHEM 498 Chemical Research II
CHEM ___ An Advanced Chemistry course*

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen.Ed. Goal 2)
MATH 220 Calculus II
MATH 221 Calculus III

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI ____ Computer Science
CSCI ____ Computer Science

* The course in advanced chemistry can be selected from the list below depending upon interest and graduate study pursuits.

CHEM 332 Biochemistry II
CHEM 411 Advanced Organic Chemistry-Reactions and Synthesis
CHEM 412 Advanced Organic Chemistry-Mechanism and Structure
CHEM 414 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM 416 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 421 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

One or possibly two of these courses will be offered each year. The decision on which of the advanced courses will be offered is made during the fall semester of an academic year, in consultation with senior chemistry students who will be graduated the following May.

The American Chemical Society approved Chemistry major provides an excellent science background for careers in the field of biotechnology. Additional courses, selected from the following list, would enhance that background. Students wishing to pursue employment or graduate work in the field of biotechnology should select elective and general education courses from the following:

BIOL 101 Biological Concepts
BIOL 301 Genetics
BIOL 307 Microbiology
BIOL 340 Immunology
BIOL 435 Recombinant DNA Technology

GENERAL CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION (CHG)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen.Ed. Goal 2)
MATH 220 Calculus II
MATH 221 Calculus III

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI 151 Personal Computer Fundamentals and Applications or CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology
CSCI 152 Computer Science I using Java

A minor in secondary education or in one the following areas is required with the General Chemistry concentration: business, computer science, earth science, or mathematics. Other minors may be approved by the Department of Chemistry and Food Science.

BIOCHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION (CHB)
Department Requirements:

CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 332 Biochemistry II

BIOL 101 Biological Concepts (Gen. Ed. Goal 7)
BIOL 260 Cell Biology or
BIOL 301 Genetics or
BIOL 307 Microbiology or
BIOL 340 Immunology (additional prerequisites required) or
BIOL 435 Recombinant DNA Technology (additional prerequisites required)

MATH 219 Calculus I (Gen. Ed. Goal 2)
MATH 220 Calculus II

PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II

CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology or
CSCI 152 Computer Science I Using Java

A minor in secondary education or in one of the following areas is required with the Biochemistry concentration:  biology, business, communication arts, journalism, mathematics, or nutrition. Other minors may be approved by the Department of Chemistry and Food Science.

Alternatively, for those students who wish to pursue advanced study at the graduate level, the following courses are strongly recommended as part of the B.S. Biochemistry curriculum:

CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 497 Chemical Research I
CHEM 498 Chemical Research II

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