May 22, 2018  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry - Major

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The Bachelor of Science program in chemistry follows the curriculum established by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. Within the context of a liberal arts background, students are prepared in chemistry for graduate study or for immediate employment in industrial positions. Along with the chemistry major, students may select a minor in such fields as professional communication (helpful for a career in scientific writing), mathematics, information technology, or business/management to enhance opportunities in the business world.

Required Courses for Chemistry Majors

In addition to the core listed above, all Chemistry majors are required to take the following courses.

Elective Courses for Chemistry Majors

Students must complete a total of 6 credits of advanced coursework selecting from this list of possible courses. Students with significant summer research experience may use this to satisfy some upper division requirements subject to department chair approval.

Chemistry Senior Experience

This course seeks to integrate the technical aspects of chemistry with the ability to communicate scientific information effectively. To achieve this goal, students are assigned a topic of current scientific interest that combines chemistry with other disciplines in order to answer some fundamental question. Students demonstrate their ability to independently research and communicate their findings in a professional manner to an audience of their peers and faculty.

Chemistry Sample Program

Junior Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 3

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Elective Credits: 9
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 9

As well as:

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