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Overview

C of I chemistry students enjoy a combination of rigorous classroom work and hands-on experience in the laboratory.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Join faculty-led research teams involved in analysis and research.
  • Learn under the mentorship of professors who are committed to preparing students for success in a variety of careers.
  • Gain experience working with current technologies used in chemistry laboratories.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Chemistry Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

41 credits

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-175) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE-142General Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE-252Analytical Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-252LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab1 credits
CHE-301Organic Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab1 credits
CHE-302Organic Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab1 credits
CHE-464Physical Chemistry I
CHE-465Physical Chemistry II3 credits

Chemistry Majors may not minor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences & Mathematics PEAK).

 

Research Experience Requirement

Complete 1-3 credits of the following upper level research-based courses (1-6 cr):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-395Chemistry Research1-3 credits
CHE-494Independent Study1-3 credits
CHE-495Chemistry Research1-3 credits
CHE-497Internship1-6 credits

Complete at least one lecture/lab combination from the following upper level courses (4 cr):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-352Analytical Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-352LAnalytical Chemistry Lab II1 credits
CHE-412Biochemistry3 credits
CHE-412LBiochemistry Laboratory1 credits
CHE-420Inorganic Chemistry3 credits
CHE-420LInorganic Chemistry Lab1 credits

Supporting Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175Single Variable Calculus4 credits
PHY-271Analytical Physics I4 credits
PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab1 credits
PHY-272Analytical Physics II4 credits
PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab1 credits

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Chemistry Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

16 credits

Minor Requirements

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or  higher) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.
Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE-142General Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE-252Analytical Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-252LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab1 credits
MAT-MAT Complete one Math course numbered 125 or above

 

One lecture lab combination from the following

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-352Analytical Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-352LAnalytical Chemistry Lab II1 credits
CHE-301Organic Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab1 credits

Chemistry and Biochemistry majors may not minor in Chemistry.

Researcher displaying vials

The Next SteppeExamining medicinal sagebrush

C of I chemistry professor Dr. Carolyn Dadabay and her student research team search for bioactive chemicals that could inhibit the body’s detoxification system.