Degree Options

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce six new degree options available to students graduating in 2013 or later:

  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Applied Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Computational Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Education
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Environmental Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Geochemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Materials

Each of these options is certified by the American Chemical Society. These options are offered in addition to the traditional ACS-certified B.S. in Chemistry and the Joint Major B.S. in Chemistry & Biology.

Requirements

A minimum of 37 credit hours in the major beyond the core with a common kernel of Chem 51, 53, 56, 58, 104, 110, 182, and 199 (four semesters). A minimum of four credit hours are required in Chem 151-152. Depending upon choice of electives, some options may require either an additional course or a minimum of five credit hours of Chem 151-152 to meet the 37 credit hour major requirement.

Applied Chemistry

Chem 166 and either 103 with 109 or 114 with 112.  Six additional credit hours selected from Chem 114, Eng 82, 106, or 133. Three additional credit hours from Eng 131, Eng 231, Chem 109, or Chem 112.

Computational Chemistry

Chem 52, 112, and 114.  One course selected from Chem 105, 161, 168D, or KSD Chem 134. Two additional courses selected from CS 60, Eng 176, Math 164, or Phys 116.

Education

Chem 103, 109, CGU Educ 170G, and CGU Educ 300G (taken in the senior year). Eight credit hours selected from Chem 52, 105 with 111, 114 with 112, or 189 with 184.

Environmental Chemistry

Chem 103, 109, 112, and 114.  Five credit hours selected from Chem 193D, Eng 138, PO Chem 188, and either KSD Chem 139 or PO Chem 106. Three additional credit hours of upper-level chemistry.

Geochemistry

Chem 103, 109, 112, and 114.  Two courses selected from PO Geo 120, PO Geo 127 with laboratory, or an upper-level chemistry course.

Materials

Chem 52, 112, and 114.  Three courses selected from Chem 105, 193A, Eng 106, or Phys 162.