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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Science, Eberly College

Chemistry

University Park, Eberly College of Science (CHEM)

PROFESSOR Mark Maroncelli, Assistant Head for Undergraduate Education

This major provides a strong foundation in the theory and practice of chemistry. Mathematics and physics are emphasized, since these subjects are essential to the understanding of chemistry. Courses in English and electives ensure study in non-technical subjects which broaden the student's general education and enables him or her to relate the major to other fields of knowledge.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the Chemistry major, a student must have: 1) Attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average. 2) Completed CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), CHEM 210(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), and MATH 141 GQ(4); earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses; and earned a combined grade point average of at least 2.50 in these courses. (Note: If courses are repeated, only the higher grade will be used in this calculation.)

For the B.S. degree in Chemistry, a minimum of 125 credits is required with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 in these courses. A grade of C or better is required in all courses within the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: 1-3 credits

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits
(This requirement includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (54 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1)[1], CHEM 112 GN(3)[1], CHEM 113 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 231(2) (Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 210(3)[1], CHEM 212(3)[1], CHEM 213(2)[1], CHEM 227(4)[1], CHEM 310(3)[1], CHEM 316(1), CHEM 450(3)[1], CHEM 452(3)[1], CHEM 457(2)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (23 credits)
Select 3 credits from MATH 250(3) or STAT 401(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 4 credits from advanced laboratory courses[1]: CHEM 423W(4), CHEM 425W (4), CHEM 431W(4), CHEM 459W(4) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 16 credits of chemistry at the 400 level[1]. Up to 6 co-op credits (2 each of SC 295, SC 395, SC 495) may be used in this category. Chemical Research, CHEM 494(1-10) may be used, but the total of CHEM 494 credits plus co-op credits may not exceed 8. (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (17 credits)
These 17 credits may include any courses not on the Chemistry Department list of excluded courses except that CHEM 494 may not be used, and only one credit of each SC 295, SC 395, and SC 495 is allowed in this category. (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Lasted Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-03-173

Review Date: 11/18/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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