Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry (B.S.)


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Domhnall OShaughnessy, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Health and Life Sciences Building, Room 165, (540) 535-3408, [email protected]

The Chemistry program prepares students for graduate study in chemistry; further studies in health-related occupations such as pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry; teaching in secondary schools; and for a wide variety of chemistry-related positions in industry and government, including quality control, environmental control, production supervision and research and development. The program also provides necessary experience and background for students studying biological or environmental science. Development of comprehension, expertise and hands-on skills occur in a supportive laboratory-based environment.

Required Courses


Core Courses Total: 36


Advanced Courses (Must take at least 10 credits; may take up to 14 credits)


Advanced Courses Total: 10-14


Elective Courses (up to 4 credits)


Any other CHEM course(s) including:

Total Required Credits for Chemistry Major: 46-50


Course Map


1st Year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


1st Year – Spring


  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry II Credit(s): 4 Natural Sciences ShenEd (Scientific Inquiry Sphere)
  • MATH 102 Precalculus Credit(s): 3 Quantitative Literacy ShenEd (Literacy Sphere)
  • Creative Expression Sphere Gen Ed Credit(s): 3
  • Social And Behavioral Science Gen Ed Credits(s): 3 - (Scientific Inquiry Sphere) 
  • ShenEd Credit(s): 3

Total: 16 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 14 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Total: 17 credits


3rd Year – Spring


  • Take any 2 of these courses - Credit(s): 6-7

    • CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry II Credit(s): 3

    • CHEM 332 Biochemistry II Credit(s): 4

    • CHEM 317 Inorganic Chemistry Credit(s): 3

  • Minor Course Credit(s): 3

  • Minor Course Credit(s): 3

  • Elective Course Credit(s): 3

Total: 15-16 credits


4th Year - Fall


  • Chemistry Elective Credit(s): 2-3
  • Minor Course Credit(s): 3
  • Minor Course Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Course Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Course Credit(s): 3

Total: 14-15 credits


4th Year - Spring


  • Chemistry Elective Credit(s): 2-3
  • Advanced Chemistry Course Credit(s): 3-4
  • Minor Course Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Course Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Course Credit(s): 3

Total: 14-16 credits


Total: 122-126 credits


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