Chemistry (B.S. or B.S. Chem)
May be elected as a departmental concentration program
Prerequisites to Concentration for Either Program. Chemistry courses through
240/241; and Mathematics
215, 216, or an equivalent sequence are required for any concentration program in Chemistry. Physics 240 and Mathematics 215 are prerequisites for Chemistry 461 and students should, wherever possible, complete both of these before the junior year. The language requirement in Chemistry is satisfied by the College language requirement. A reading knowledge of German is recommended.
Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits). Students can complete the B.S. degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits) by taking Chemistry
485. Two credits of research (399) culminating in a written report may be substituted for the projects lab,
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem.) (124 credits). The curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem. degree) serves students who are interested in professional careers in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields. Requirements include Chemistry
480,, and four credits of Chemistry
399 taken over at least two terms, as well as one advanced lecture course in chemistry.
Honors Concentration in Chemistry. The B.S. Chem. degree is the basis of the Honors degree in Chemistry. Substitution of Honors sections of
463, maintenance of a satisfactory GPA (3.3) in concentration courses including prerequisites, and satisfactory completion of an Honors thesis (Chemistry
499) based on the research done in Chemistry
399 are required for Honors. Most (but not all) students pursuing the Honors degree will have participated in the Freshman-Sophomore College Honors Program and will have completed Chemistry 210, 211, 215, 216 in place of other concentration prerequisite courses. All students, whatever their program, who are interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors Advisor (Room 1500 Chemistry) for approval for participation in the Junior-Senior Honors Program in Chemistry.
Advising. Students develop a concentration plan in consultation with a program advisor. Those interested in a B.S. degree with a concentration in chemistry (120 credits) or the specialized program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (124 credits) are urged to consult a program advisor during the freshman and/or sophomore years. Prospective concentrators are advised that further study in chemistry requires adequate performance in early chemistry courses (preferably B- or better) as well as in the mathematics and physics prerequisites. Students interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Chemistry Advising Office (1500 Chemistry, 647-2858). Students interested in the joint program with the College of Engineering should make an appointment with Chalmers Knight (Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall, 764-0332) and then make an appointment to see a chemistry concentration advisor in 1500 Chemistry.
Teaching Certificate. Those seeking a B.S. or B.S. Chem. degree with a
teaching certificate in Chemistry must fulfill departmental as well as
School of Education requirements. Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate with a teaching major or minor in Chemistry should contact the School of Education Office of Academic Services.
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