Chemistry Major

NSM PEAK

41 credits

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-175) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

Major Requirements

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-252Analytical Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-252LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-302Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

CHE-464Physical Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-465Physical Chemistry II

3 credits

Chemistry Majors may not minor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences & Mathematics PEAK).

 

Research Experience Requirement

Complete 1-3 credits of the following upper level research-based courses (1-6 cr):

CHE-395Chemistry Research

1-3 credits

CHE-494Independent Study

1-3 credits

CHE-495Chemistry Research

1-3 credits

CHE-497Internship

1-6 credits

Complete at least one lecture/lab combination from the following upper level courses (4 cr):

CHE-352Analytical Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-352LAnalytical Chemistry Lab II

1 credit

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE-412LBiochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHE-420Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits

CHE-420LInorganic Chemistry Lab

1 credit

Supporting Courses

MAT-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

4 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

4 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, students will be able to:


1) Have broad exposure and training in the theory and application of current chemical and scientific techniques and methodologies;
2) Design and carry out scientific experiments to test hypotheses and theories using skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning;
3) Clearly communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written, and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large;
4) Understand how to act ethically when collecting analyzing, and presenting experimental data; and
5) Demonstrate an understanding of chemistry as an interdisciplinary subject and gain experience as members of an interdisciplinary problem-solving team.