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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

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34 - 38 credits

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-252 Analytical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-252L Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-302 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-302L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credits
CHE-464 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-464L Physical Chemistry I Lab & Recitation 1 credits
CHE-465 Physical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-465L Physical Chemistry II Lab & Recitation 1 credits
     
CHE-420 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHE-420L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 credits
  or  
CHE-352 Analytical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-352L Analytical Chemistry Lab II 1 credits
     
CHE-395 Chemistry Research 1-3 credits
  or  
CHE-494 Independent Study 1-3 credits
     
CHE-495 Chemistry Research 1-3 credits

 

Students preparing for graduate work in chemistry are strongly advised to complete courses in addition to those required for the major. Recommended courses include: CHE-412, CHE-420, CHE-352, MAT-125 or MAT-212, and MAT-175 through MAT-352.

Chemistry Majors may not minor in either Chemistry (Natural Sciences & Mathematics PEAK) or Analytical Chemistry (Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAK).

 

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

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19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-252 Analytical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-252L Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
MAT- MAT Complete one Math course numbered 125 or above (excluding MAT-221)  

 

Students may elect to minor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK) or in Analytical Chemistry (Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK), but not both. Chemistry majors may not minor in either Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Biochemistry Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Biochemistry major coursework and laboratories

Chemistry Department required courses and laboratories

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-302 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-302L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 credits
CHE-412L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 credits
CHE-465 Physical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-465L Physical Chemistry II Lab & Recitation 1 credits
CHE-471 Biochemistry Capstone 2 credits

 

internship/research

Biochemistry Majors are required to complete one of the following for a minimum of 1 credit:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-395 Chemistry Research 1-3 credits
  or  
CHE-397 Internship 1-3 credits
  or  
CHE-495 Chemistry Research 1-3 credits
  or  
CHE-497 Internship 1-6 credits

 

Biology Department required courses and laboratories

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits
BIO-330 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO-330L Cell Biology Lab 1 credits

 

Biochemistry majors will not be required to take BIO 202 Organismal Biology.  Because this course is normally a prerequisite for BIO 330 Cell Biology and other upper division Biology courses, Biochemistry majors must have  junior standing and receive permission from the Biochemistry Major Supervisor or Biology Department Chair to register for BIO 330 without this prerequisite. 

 

Biology Department course options for molecular biology

Biochemistry majors must take one of the following courses (with associated lab)  which address current techniques and theory in the area of molecular biology 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-331 Evolution 3 credits
BIO-331L Evolution Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-357 Molecular Biology 3 credits
  or  
BIO-372 Developmental Biology 3 credits
BIO-372L Developmental Biology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-376 Neurophysiology 3 credits
BIO-376L Neurophysiology Lab 1 credits

 

Mathematics and Physical Science Department required courses and laboratories

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
PHY-271 Analytical Physics I 4 credits
PHY-271L Analytical Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-272 Analytical Physics II 4 credits
PHY-272L Analytical Physics II Lab 1 credits

 

Mat 175 requires prerequisite of MAT 150 or placement by Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department 

 

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

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-252 Analytical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-252L Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-352 Analytical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-352L Analytical Chemistry Lab II 1 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Students may elect to minor in Chemistry (Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK) or in Analytical Chemistry (Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK), but not both. Chemistry majors may not minor in either Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.

 

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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.