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CHEMISTRY

The Chemistry Department is to develop the ability of students to apply the techniques of critical analysis to the solution of problems. The Department strives to prepare majors with a thorough and rigorous background in chemistry.

OBJECTIVES

At the completion of the program graduates of Chemistry will be able to:

  1. Apply principles and theories of Chemistry;
  2. Develop habits of accurate manipulation of laboratory data;
  3. Become successful in graduate and professional schools, and careers in the industry and teaching profession; and,
  4. Understand and develop an appreciation of the significance of chemical phenomena in our daily lives.

Requirements for the Major in Chemistry

A major in Chemistry consists of 42 semester hours of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses. (10) 4-credit hour courses; and (2) 1-credit hour seminars as indicated on the curriculum chart.

Chemistry majors may select a minor from one of the following areas: (1) Biology; (2) Mathematics; (3) Physics; or (4) Computer Science. Courses required for a minor are listed under requirements for each area.

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry

A minor in Chemistry shall consist of 16 hours of Chemistry with a minimum grade of C in each course. The required courses are: CHE 141, CHE 142, CHE 243, and CHE 244.

Chemistry Curriculum and Suggested Program

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