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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Chemistry (CHMBD) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2006
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Chemistry - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (CHMBD)

This major provides a strong foundation in chemistry and prepares students for graduate or professional programs and for careers with companies and agencies requiring chemistry or related areas. The major has five options that allow students to choose an area of specialization to meet their career goals. These options are: general chemistry, biochemistry, business, computer science, and chemistry education pre-certification. Students have the opportunity to participate in research with faculty members.

For the B.S. degree in Chemistry, a minimum of 124 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field and must have earned a minimum 2.00 grade-point average.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18-24 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 0-6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 91-100 credits
(This includes 18-24 credits of General Education courses. For the General Chemistry Option, Biochemistry Option, and Computer Science Option, 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses. For the Business Option, 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses. For the Chemistry Education Pre-Certification Option, 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 57-58 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (52 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], CHEM 013 GN(3)[1], CHEM 014 GN(1)[1], CHEM 015 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4)[1], PHYS 213 GN(2)[1], PHYS 214 GN(2)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 036(2)[1], CHEM 038(3)[1], CHEM 039(3)[1], CHMBD 221(4)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
CHMBD 407(1), CHMBD 412W(4), CHMBD 441(4), CHMBD 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (5-6 credits)
Select 2 credits from CHMBD 446(1), CHMBD 447(1), CHMBD 448(1) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3-4 credits from MATH 220 GQ(2)[1] and MATH 231(2)[1] or MATH 250(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 34-42 credits

GENERAL CHEMISTRY OPTION:(34 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (7 credits)
CHMBD 442(4), ENGL 202C GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level CHEM or CHMBD courses (excluding CHMBD 494, CHMBD 495, and CHMBD 496) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from CHMBD 494(1-12) or CHMBD 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from school-approved list. (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)

BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION: (41-42 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
BIOBD 452(3), BIOL 110S GN(4)[1], BIOL 230W GN(4)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
CHMBD 442(4), CHMBD 451(3), CHMBD 453(1) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 202C GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13-14 credits)
Select 7-8 credits from BIOBD 322(3), BIOBD 445(3), BIOBD 449(3), BIOBD 460(3), BIOBD 465(3), BIOL 240W GN(4)[1], MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits of 400-level CHEM or CHMBD courses (excluding CHMBD 494, CHMBD 495, and CHMBD 496) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from CHMBD 494(1-12) or CHMBD 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from school-approved list. (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)

BUSINESS OPTION: (40-42 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ENGL 202D GWS(3)[1], MANGT 300(3), MRKTG 300(3) (Sem: 3-8)
CHMBD 496(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (19-21 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level CHEM or CHMBD courses (excluding CHMBD 494, CHMBD 495, and CHMBD 496) (Sem: 5-8)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 9-11 credits in one of the following sequences:
a) MANGT 310(3), MANGT 330(3), MANGT 410(3), MANGT 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)
b) MRKTG 310(3), MRKTG 320(3), MRKTG 400(3), MRKTG 410(3), MRKTG 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)
c) CMPSC 203 GQ(4), M I S 204(2), MISBD 336(3), MISBD 430(3), MISBD 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)
d) One selection each from a), b), and c) above (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from school-approved list. (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)

COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION: (39 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
CHMBD 442(4), CMPBD 127(1)[1], CSE 103 GQ(4)[1], CSE 120(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits of 400-level CHEM or CHMBD courses (excluding CHMBD 494, CHMBD 495, and CHMBD 496) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from CHMBD 494(1-12) or CHMBD 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from CMPBD 210(3)[1], CMPBD 350(3), CMPBD 360(3), CMPBD 410(3), CMPBD 411(3), CMPBD 423(3), CMPBD 424(3), CMPBD 460W(3), CSE 260(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from school-approved list. (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 1-8)

CHEMISTRY EDUCATION PRE-CERTIFICATION OPTION: (40-41 credits)
This option helps prepare students for chemistry education teaching positions in secondary schools. It includes the academic requirements for the Chemistry Education Instructional I certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students in this option must graduate with 3.0 GPA or better to be admitted to the fifth year teacher's certification program at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22-23 credits)
CHMBD 442(4), CHMBD 451(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3)[1], PSY 002 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
EDPSY 014(3) taken concurrent with C I 295(1), EDTHP 115(3) taken concurrent with C I 295(1) (Sem:3-8)
CHEM 395(1-2) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 3 credits of 400-level CHEM or CHMBD courses (excluding CHMBD 494, CHMBD 495, and CHMBD 496) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from CHMBD 494(1-12) or CHMBD 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8)
HD FS 129 GS(3)[84] or PSY 213 GS(3)[84] (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from school-approved list. (Students may apply up to 6 credits of ROTC.) (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.
[84] A student enrolled in this option must receive a grade of B or better to meet Mercyhurst College's requirements.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-005

Review Date: 11/25/03

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