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THE MAJORS

Major in Chemistry
Requirements

  • CHE 105 and 106 (should be completed in the first year)
  • CHE 207 and 208
  • CHE 321, 322, 323, 324, 325
  • CHE 411 and 412
  • MAT 131 and 132 (should be completed in the first year)
  • PHY 201 and 202
  • IDS 255
  • A research experience is recommended.

Completion of these requirements for the degree results in accreditation in chemistry  by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Students interested in graduate work in chemistry may wish to consider a course in computer science and additional courses in mathematics and physics.


Interdisciplinary Major in Biochemistry
An interdisciplinary program for students interested in biochemistry is specially designed for those who plan ON professional careers in medicine, medical technology, pharmacology, bacteriology, cellular biology, molecular biology, microbiology, toxicology or physiology.

Requirements

  • CHE 105 and 106
  • CHE 207 and 208
  • CHE 321, 322, 325, 326
  • BIO 151, 203, 325
  • MAT 131 and 132
  • PHY 201 and 202
  • One of the following:
    • CHE 411
    • CHE 412
    • CHE 420
    • BIO 490
    • BIO 495
    • BIO 496
    • BIO 498
  • A research experience is recommended.

Biochemistry majors who wish to receive accreditation in biochemistry by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society must elect CHE 323 and 324 in addition to the required courses and select either CHE411 or CHE412 as their 400-level course. Students interested in graduate work in biochemistry and related fields may wish to consider additional courses from the 400-level courses (listed above) or from CHE 323 and 324 and BIO 321, 322 and 333.

Since biochemistry is already an interdisciplinary program, no courses are dropped from this program to create a combined program in biochemistry. However, this does not preclude you from combining biochemistry with another program.


Environmental Chemistry
Our program in environmental chemistry provides a sound general background in chemistry with a specific emphasis on the chemistry of the environment. It prepares you for graduate programs in chemistry, environmental chemistry and environmental science; for immediate employment in solving environmental problems; or for further study in a variety of other professional programs. The program emphasizes practical experience in solving environmental problems.

Requirements

  • CHE 105 and 106
  • CHE 207 and 208
  • CHE 321, 322, 323, 324
  • CHE 420
  • MAT 131 and 132
  • PHY 201 and 202
  • BIO 151 and 152
  • ESS 101 and 400
  • A research experience is recommended.

Students interested in graduate work in environmental chemistry and related fields may wish to consider elective courses from the following:

  • BIO 211, 381, 481 and 482
  • CHE 325, 326, 381, 411, 412, 481 and 482
  • IDS 255.

Chemistry Education
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program in chemistry education that provides a sound general background in chemistry combined with secondary education courses. Graduates of the program are certified for secondary teaching in chemistry, meeting all the requirements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students typically complete the program in nine semesters, with the ninth semester devoted to student teaching. Four January Interim semesters are used to complete early field experience and two general studies requirements. Students interested in teacher certification in chemistry should consult both the Education Department and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for specific requirements to meet both state regulations and ACS standards.

Requirements

  • CHE 105 and 106
  • CHE 207 and 208
  • CHE 321, 322, 323, 324, 325
  • CHE 470
  • MAT 131 and 132
  • PHY 201 and 202
  • PSY 100 and 230
  • EDU 202, 214, 230, 314, 345, 346, 347, 350, 403, 407/408, 440
  • SPE 340, 341

Combined Major in Chemistry
Requirements

  • CHE 105 and 106
  • CHE 207 and 208
  • CHE 321 and 322
  • Two of the following
    • CHE 323
    • CHE 324
    • CHE 325
    • CHE 326
  • One 400 level chemistry

MAT 131 and 132 and PHY 201 and 202 (prerequisites for CHE 321 and 322)