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The Chemistry Program
Students majoring in chemistry are afforded a variety of options upon graduation. Many go to graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, materials science, medical school, dental school, law, or business. Others go directly into professional chemistry as employees of private industry, governmental agencies, or educational institutions. Departmental alumni/ae are university professors, research scientists, medical doctors, lawyers, dentists, executives, directors of research, secondary school teachers, and administrators.
Most majors engage in research projects for credit in association with a member of the department faculty. Normally this is begun during the second semester of the junior year and continued through the senior year. Opportunities exist for many students to work on projects prior to their junior year and/or over the summer through our paid summer research fellowships.
In addition to the chemistry minor, there is also a biochemistry minor which can be found here .
GER Courses and Advanced Placement Options
CHEM 101 or CHEM 103 may be used to fulfill the GER 2A requirement. CHEM 101 has been designed for non-science majors. CHEM 103 is for students majoring in a science and for students intending a career in medicine or a related field. CHEM 101L is the laboratory course associated with CHEM 101 and CHEM 103L is the laboratory course associated with CHEM 103 . Either may be used to fulfill the GER 2A laboratory requirement.
Students entering with AP 5 or IB 6 or 7 credit for General Chemistry and planning to major in chemistry are encouraged to take CHEM 335 . Students entering with AP or IB credit for only CHEM 103 /CHEM 103L and electing to take CHEM 335 may use this course to satisfy the General Chemistry II requirements (CHEM 305 or CHEM 308 ); however the Chemistry Laboratory II (CHEM 354 or CHEM 356 ) must still be taken.
If a student with an AP score of 5 or an IB score of 6 or 7 elects not to take Chemistry 308, 305 or 335, the chemistry elective credits (Chemistry 3xx) will count as 3 credits for the major or the minor and will count as taking Chemistry 308 for all other programs. If a student takes Chemistry 305 or 335, the chemistry elective credits will count towards general graduation requirements.
Programs and Course Descriptions