Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Academic Objective: This emphasis is designed for the student who has goals of pursuing academic research or professional service in fields closely related to chemistry. This program of study fulfills most admission requirements for graduate school, although students should make sure that course work covers any expectations for specific programs.

Administrator: Chair, Department of Chemistry

Requirements: A total of at least 56-58 credits in science and math, including at least 30 credits in chemistry and an emphasis selected from the three listed below.

CHEM2210. General Chemistry I (3); and,

CHEM2210L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM2220. General Chemistry II (3); and,

CHEM2220L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

CHEM2610. Analytical Chemistry (3); and

CHEM2610L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)

CHEM3210. Organic Chemistry I (3); and,

CHEM3210L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM3220. Organic Chemistry II (3); and,

CHEM3220L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

CHEM3310. Inorganic Chemistry (3)

CHEM3510. Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)

CHEM3620. Integrated Laboratory I (1)

CHEM4610. Integrated Laboratory II (1)

CHEM4710. Structure Elucidation (3)

* CHEM4970. Research (1-6)

** CHEM4980. Senior Seminar/Capstone (1)

MATH2510. Calculus I (4)

PHYS2110. Physics for Science and Engineering I (3); and,

PHYS2110L. Physics for Science and Engineering I Laboratory (1)

PHYS2120. Physics for Science and Engineering II (3); and,

PHYS2120L. Physics for Science and Engineering II Laboratory (1)

Chemistry Emphasis

13-14 credits in the following courses:

MATH2520. Calculus II (4)

MATH3540. Differential Equations (3)

PHYS4810. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics (3)

Choose one of the following:

BIOL4410. Biochemistry I (3); and,

BIOL4410L. Biochemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM4720. Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

PHYS4720. Solid State Physics (3)

Biochemistry Emphasis

14-15 credits in the following courses:

BIOL2220. General Biology I (3); and,

BIOL2220L. General Biology I Laboratory (1)

BIOL4410. Biochemistry I (3); and,

BIOL4410L. Biochemistry I Laboratory (1)

BIOL4420. Biochemistry II (3)

MATH2240. Elementary Statistics (3); or,

MATH2520. Calculus II (4)

Environmental Chemistry Emphasis

13-14 credits in the following courses:

BIOL2220. General Biology I (3); and,

BIOL2220L. General Biology I Laboratory (1)

BIOL3240. Plant and Animal Ecology (3); and,

*** approved Ecology course; or, approved

Environmental chemistry or water quality course (3)

MATH2240. Elementary Statistics (3); or,

MATH2520. Calculus II (4)

In addition to the above requirements, the student will be required to successfully pass an oral examination or a written subject examination in the field of chemistry.

* A minimum of one credit is required, but a maximum of six credits in CHEM4970 will be allowed toward the major.

** CHEM4980 must be taken at Northwest Nazarene University.

*** Courses in ecology and environmental chemistry are available through the off-campus Au Sable Institute.