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Chemistry (B.A.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 42+

"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 220

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L or HONS 154, HONS 154L or HONS 294, HONS 294L; CO: CHEM 220L

CHEM 220L

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2) CO: CHEM 220

 

 

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

Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, MATH 229; CO: CHEM 341

CHEM 341L

Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 341

 

 

CHEM 342

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, MATH 229 CO: CHEM 342L

CHEM 342L

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy 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 483.

CHEM 311

Inorganic Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 232, CHEM 232L

CHEM 312L

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO: CHEM 311

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 353

Chemical Biology (3) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 354L

Biochemistry Laboratory (1) PR or CO: CHEM 351

CHEM 355

Research Methods in Biochemistry (2) PR: CHEM 354L

CHEM 356

Biochemical Basis of Disease (2) PR: CHEM 351

CHEM 371

Chemical Synthesis Character (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L, 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 421

Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3) PR: CHEM 220, CHEM 220L; CO: CHEM 421L

CHEM 421L

Instrumental Lab (1) CO: CHEM 421

CHEM 422

Environmental Chemistry (3) PR: CHEM 220

CHEM 422L

Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1) CO or PR: CHEM 422

CHEM 431

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

CHEM 441

Advanced Physical Chemstry (3) PR: CHEM 341, CHEM 341L, CHEM 342, CHEM 342L

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

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 229

Vector Calculus with Chemical Applications (5) PR: Placement or C- or better in MATH 120 or HONS 115

Notes:

Chemistry Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher licensure 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 licensure in secondary education.

When declaring teacher licensure 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.