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Chemistry (B.A.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 40+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR: MATH 111 or equivalent; CO: CHEM 111L

CHEM 111L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 111

 

 

CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 111, CHEM 111L or HONS 153, HONS 153L; CO: CHEM 112L

CHEM 112L

Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) CO: CHEM 112

 

 

CHEM 221

Quantitative Analysis (4) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L; CO: CHEM 221L

CHEM 221L

Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (0) CO: CHEM 221

 

 

CHEM 231

Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L; CO: CHEM 231L

CHEM 231L

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques (1) CO: CHEM 231

 

 

CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 231, CHEM 231L; CO: CHEM 232L

CHEM 232L

Organic Synthesis and Analysis (1) CO: CHEM 232

 

 

CHEM 341

Physical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 221 and MATH 220 CO: CHEM 341L (MATH 221 is strongly recommended.)

CHEM 341L

Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 341

 

 

CHEM 342

Physical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 341, CHEM 341L; CO: CHEM 342L

CHEM 342L

Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 342

 

 

CHEM 492

Senior Seminar (1) PR: CHEM 341 and senior standing

Additional Chemistry Elective: Select 3 credit hours from any 300-level or above CHEM course excluding CHEM 583.

CHEM 343

Introduction to Modeling in Chemistry (1) PR: CHEM 231, CHEM 231L

CHEM 351

Biochemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

CHEM 352

Biochemistry II (3) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 354

Biochemistry Laboratory (1) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 371

Chemical Synthesis Character (3) PR: CHEM 221, CHEM 221L, CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

CHEM 381*

Internship (1, repeatable up to 4) PR: Junior or senior standing and at least a 2.50 GPA both overall and in major

CHEM 399*

Tutorial (3; repeatable up to 12) PR: Junior or senior standing and at least a 2.50 GPA both overall and in major

CHEM 481

Introductory Research (2) PR: Instructor permission

CHEM 482

Introductory Research II (2) PR: Instructor permission

CHEM 490

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar (1) PR: Junior or senior standing

CHEM 511

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3) PR or CO: CHEM 341, CHEM 341L and CHEM 342,CHEM 342L

CHEM 512L

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) PR or CO: CHEM 511

CHEM 521

Instrumental Analysis (4) PR: CHEM 221, CHEM 221L; CO: CHEM 521L

CHEM 521L

Instrumental Analysis (0)

CHEM 522

Environmental Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 221; CO: CHEM 522L

CHEM 522L

Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 522

CHEM 526

Introduction to Nuclear and Radiochemistry (1) PR: CHEM 221, CHEM 221L OR CHEM 231, CHEM 231L

CHEM 528

Nuclear and Radiochemistry (3) PR: CHEM 221, CHEM 231

CHEM 531

Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

Notes: *CHEM 381 is repeatable up to 4 credit hours earned. *CHEM 399 is repeatable up to 12 credit hours earned.

Math Requirement

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

Notes:

Chemistry Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher certification in chemistry must complete both the chemistry major and the Secondary Education Cognate major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required secondary education cognate major courses. Students should apply for acceptance to this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Requirements for this include admission to and successful completion of the approved teacher education program. Students must successfully complete all requirements for certification in secondary education.

When declaring teacher certification in Chemistry through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Secondary Education Cognate" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the chemistry major and follow the on-screen instructions.