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Courses for the Chemistry Major

For a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, students must complete the general requirements, requirements in related areas, major requirements, minor requirements for an approved minor in another area and electives. Students must take a comprehensive exam their senior year.

 

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CHEMISTRY ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 First Year 
Invitation to Inquiry 2 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
History 3 SH
COM 1013, 1011 + CHM 1023, 1021 8 SH
MAT 1533, 1543 or higher 6 SH
ESS 1351 1 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 32 SH
 Second Year
Literature 3 SH
Christian Studies 3 SH
CHM 2014, 2024 8 SH
BUS 2313 3 SH
Health 3 SH
Electives 12 SH
Total 32 SH
 Third Year 
Christian Studies 3 SH
Social Studies 3 SH
CHM Courses 10 SH
PHY 2024, 2024 8 SH
Electives 9 SH
Total 33 SH
 Fourth Year
Speech 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
CHM 4081, 4091 2 SH
CHM Courses 5 SH
IT Elective 3 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Electives 12 SH
Total 30 SH

 

Course Descriptions

CHM 1011 General Chemistry Lab I
Laboratory course to accompany CMH 1013. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in CHM 1013. (Every Fall)


CHM 1013 General Chemistry I
A study of the principles of chemistry and the properties of the elements and inorganic compounds. (Every Fall)


CHM 1021 General Chemistry Lab II
Laboratory course to accompany CMH 1023. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in CMH 1023. (Every Spring)

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CHM 1023 General Chemistry II
A continuation of CHM 1013. Key topics include equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics. (Every Spring)


CHM 1221 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Lab
Laboratory course to accompany CMH 1223. Experiments and other laboratory activities designed to illustrate or reinforce concepts taught in CMH 1223. (Spring, Odd Years)


CHM 1223 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
A study of the fundamental principles of matter, carbon-based molecules, functional groups, and their relationship to pharmaceutical drugs and the chemistry of living organisms. Basic biomolecule classifications are surveyed and studied in regard to their use in metabolism. Appropriate for nursing and exercise sports science students, not for pre-medical school students. (Spring, Odd Years)85


CHM 2014 Organic Chemistry I
A study of the molecules and methods of organic chemistry, including structure, nomenclature, stereo-chemistry, properties, and reactions of the major functional groups. Three hours lecture, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 1023 and 1021. (Every Fall)


CHM 2024 Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of CHM 2014. Several laboratory periods are devoted to qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisite: CHM 2014. Three hours lecture, one three-hour laboratory. (Every Spring)


CHM 2033 Chemistry and Culture
The basic concepts of chemistry and applications in understanding the applications of chemistry in today’s society.


CHM 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204 Special Topics in Chemistry
The student will engage in class instruction, research, or analysis of specific topics in Chemistry. Credits to be determined by course content. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. (On Demand)


CHM 2223 Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Science (same as BIO 2223)
This course will take a philosophical approach to examining the theory and practice of science and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on ethical issues that are relevant to contemporary society. (Spring, Even Years)

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CHM 2501, 2502, 2503 Chemistry Internship
Variable credit. See criteria for internships on p. 145.


CHM 3014 Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis
An introduction to the theory and practice of quantitative analytical techniques and the instrumentation and techniques of IR, NMR, MS, and UV-Vis Spectroscopy. Two hours lecture, two three-hour laboratory periods. Pre- or Co-requisite: CHM 2014. (Fall, Odd Years)


CHM 3021, 3022, 3023 Academic Internship
The student will assist course instructors through tutoring, preparation and performance of laboratory exercises, and supervision of exams and video presentations. The student may also teach a class session. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and permission of the College or School Dean.


CHM 3053 Introduction to Biochemistry (Same as BIO 3053)
A study of the chemistry and function of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins; and the details of enzyme kinetics and metabolic pathways. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 2024. (Spring, Even Years)


CHM 3061 Biochemistry Laboratory (Same as BIO 3061)
An introduction to biochemistry laboratory methods. One three-hour laboratory period each week. Pre- or Co-requisite: CHM 3053. (Spring, Even Years)


CHM 3111 Science Colloquium (same as BIO 3111)
This course will develop the student’s ability to critically examine published primary research in biology and/or chemistry.


CHM 3501, 3502, 3503 Directed Study in Chemistry
An opportunity to explore topics of interest under the direction of a faculty member. Variable credit. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (On Demand)


CHM 4103 Research in Chemistry
The student will engage in laboratory research under the supervision of the Chemistry faculty, and will prepare a final written research report. Variable credit. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Fall, Even Years)86


CHM 4502,4503,4504 Special Topics in Chemistry and Biochemistry
The student will engage in class instruction, research and analysis of specific topics with a view to providing a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of specialized areas in Chemistry. Variable credit. May be taken more than once. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (Spring, Odd Years, On Demand)


CHM 4081, 4091 Senior Seminar
Seniors will be required to research the scientific literature, write a thesis, and make oral presentations.

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