Chemistry

Curriculum

Dr. Jessica Epstein, Chairperson

The Chemistry Department offers a Chemistry major and minor and a Chemistry major with a concentration in Forensic Science.

Requirements for Chemistry Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I 14
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II 14
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-329Analytical Chemistry4
CH-365Physical Chemistry I4
CH-366Physical Chemistry II4
CH-449Inorganic Chemistry4
CH-460Instrumental Analysis4
CH-499Problems in Chemistry (Capstone)3
MA-143Differential Calculus 24
MA-144Integral Calculus 24
MA-273Multivariable Calculus I4
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Total Credits59
1

 May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

 May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Requirements for a Chemistry Major with a Concentration in Forensic Science

Twelve of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I 14
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II 14
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-329Analytical Chemistry4
CH-365Physical Chemistry I4
CH-366Physical Chemistry II4
CH-460Instrumental Analysis4
CH-499Problems in Chemistry (Capstone)3
MA-143Differential Calculus 24
MA-144Integral Calculus 24
MA-273Multivariable Calculus I4
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Additional courses:
BI-183General Biology I3
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II3
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
CH-361Criminalistics and Forensic Science3
CH-442/BC-492Biochemistry I3
CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-316Criminal Evidence3
CJ-405Crime Investigation3
CJ-406Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution3
Total Credits81
1

May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

2

May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Special Notes on Requirements for Chemistry Majors

1

CH-361/BI-361 Criminalistics and Forensic Science is required for the concentration in Forensic Science is a cross-listed course, team-taught by members of the Chemistry and Biology Departments.

2

CH-499 Problems in Chemistry is a senior research course. For students with a concentration in Forensic Science, this course would be satisfied by an internship in a forensic science laboratory (preferred) or by research on a forensic science topic.

Requirements for Chemistry Minor

Six of the required credits for the minor count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I 14
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II 14
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-329Analytical Chemistry4
Choose one of the following3 - 4
CH-365
Physical Chemistry I
CH-353
Medicinal Chemistry
CH-442
Biochemistry I
CH-449
Inorganic Chemistry
CH-460
Instrumental Analysis
BC-492
Biological Chemistry
Total Credits23-24
1

 May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.