Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate 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.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1.     Recognize and apply the fundamental scientific concepts in the core American Chemical Society areas of Chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical) that explain chemical behavior at the atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels.
2.    Conduct scientific inquiry and design experiments using scientific literature.
3.     Safely implement experiments applying appropriate psychomotor skills and techniques.
4.     Draw conclusions based on quantitative, qualitative, or scientific analysis of data/evidence within the context of the methodological design, while recognizing the limits of this data/evidence and analysis.
5.     Evaluate and communicate scientific information through both written and oral forms to scientific and lay audiences.
6.     Apply principles of scientific ethics and academic integrity to ethical issues, inclusion, and respect in science within a diverse, global society.

 

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Elective Courses for Chemistry Majors


Students must complete a total of 12 credits of advanced coursework at the 300-400 level, 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


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SCI 120 Introduction to Scientific Communication   2
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 CHM 225 Analytical Chemistry /CHM 226L   4
CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem /CHM.Q 140L  PEQ (2) 4 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
CHM 155 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Workshop    0 MTH 212 Calculus II with Multivariable Calculus   3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 PEQ (4) 3
MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ (3) 3    
SCI 090 Laboratory Safety Workshop I   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I /CHM 253L    4 CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II /CHM 254L   4
CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0 CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0
PHY.Q 207 Introductory Physics I with Integrated Laboratory /PHY.Q 203L   4 PHY 208 Introductory Physics II With Integrated Lab /PHY 204L   4
PHY 209 Physics 1 Workshop   0 PHY 209 Physics 1 Workshop   0
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (6) 3 PEQ (8) 3
    Elective 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SCI 091 Laboratory Safety Workshop II   0 CHM 245 Inorganic Chemistry /CHM 246L   or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry /CHM 360L   4
CHM xxx Additional Elective 3 CHM xxx Additional Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
PEQ 3 CHM 270 Applied Mathematics in Chemistry   1
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BCH 421 Biochemistry I   3 CHM 245 Inorganic Chemistry /CHM 246L   or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry /CHM 360L   4
CHM xxx Additional Elective 3 SCI 420 Advanced Scientific Communication   2
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 CHM xxx Additional Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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